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Start Over Rover rescues dog from culvert

Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 7:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 7:54 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A group of Start Over Rover volunteers proved they aren’t scared to get a little dirty if it means getting a scared dog to safety.

The shelter was called Wednesday morning about a dog that was scared and hiding in a culvert. When the group got there, they were able to coax him out with about a pound of turkey.

Volunteers coax Cully out of the culvert using turkey meat.
Volunteers coax Cully out of the culvert using turkey meat.(Start Over Rover)

Many of volunteers were covered in mud by the time they got the dog out, but they said it was absolutely worth it because now the dog is clean, fed and safe.

“All of the volunteers and people here at Rover, they do this because it’s what they love to do,” Co-Founder of Start Over Rover Anne Halbert said. “They want to make a difference in the lives of animals.”

Halbert said the dog warmed up to the people quickly after coming out.

“When we were all there, we just knew he was just so scared,” she said. “So many times when animals are running or abandoned or lost, they are just very afraid. It’s fear that makes them act like they are aggressive.’

They named the dog Cully, because they found him in a culvert.

He will be held for a week and visit with the vet, then will be available for adoption if no one claims him.

Cully sits at the shelter after being washed.
Cully sits at the shelter after being washed.(Start Over Rover)

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