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      Neighbors: SC dog stuck in pipe is free

      SENECA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities believe a dog that had its head stuck in a segment of pipe for several days is now free.

      According to Greenville TV station WYFF, they got a picture of the dog without the pipe on his head and animal control officers said they think it's the dog rescuers had named 'Piper.'

      Upstate Animal Rescue of South Carolina said on its Facebook page that volunteers set up traps to capture the dog Saturday, but gunfire in the remote area scared the dog and it ran away.

      The dog is scared of people and won't let anyone near it. A veterinarian thinks the dog can drink, but can't eat because the pipe will barely let it open its mouth.

      Upstate Animal Rescue says it will try to set up the traps again so a veterinarian can sedate the dog and remove the pipe. There is already an adoption planned for the dog once he is trapped.

      Online: Upstate Animal Rescue Foundation of South Carolina: https://www.facebook.com/UARSC

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