Facebook to the rescue - of a dog, with a jar on its head

Social networking has its downsides, but can also be a major double-rainbow of good, at least for one stray dog (and another which was also rescued).

No, that's not a photoshop. The stray dog had got his head stuck in a plastic jar for unknown reasons, but we're guessing it contained something edible at the time. It was snapped by Beth-Andy Kohn Gresham who first tried to catch the stray herself but then took to Facebook on Friday after posting the photo to enlist followers to search for the dog, which had run off into the woods near her work in Memphis, Tennessee.

The call for help didn't go unnoticed, and by Saturday morning after hundreds of comments and shares, volunteers turned up to search for the stray. The dog, later named "Miracle" was found wandering near the Raleigh Jackson Avenue off Interstate-140 and was freed by using plastic cutters.

Rescuer Jess McClain told CBS affiliate WREG. "If another dog came up and attacked him he can't do a thing, or eat or drink." McClain also added they found another stray in the same area that spanned from Saturday morning to the afternoon.


Miracle now has a new home, and a happy ending. Well done people.

Source: The Huffington Post | Image: Beth-Andy Kohn Gresham

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Facebook didn't come to the rescue; people did. This is exactly what's wrong with modern journalism - news articles are obsessed with using famous brands in order to increase the circulation of an article. So a story about a dog being saved from a plastic jar turns into a story about Facebook, knowing full well that people are more likely to click on it.

There is no journalistic integrity. It's all about generating page hits.

Well I see it more like the power of social networking. A bit of paper on a few lampposts just doesn't cut it in this day and age, it's clear that Facebook played a major part in this operation.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Facebook didn't come to the rescue; people did. This is exactly what's wrong with modern journalism - news articles are obsessed with using famous brands in order to increase the circulation of an article. So a story about a dog being saved from a plastic jar turns into a story about Facebook, knowing full well that people are more likely to click on it.

There is no journalistic integrity. It's all about generating page hits.

Such a joyful soul you are...

How did social media or Facebook help in this situation at all!?? I read the article but sounds stupid to me as we could have done the same thing thru phone calls like we used to do before the internet came along. Or posting pictures on telephone poles, anyone remember that??? Facebook needs to go that is the story - break the jar off the dog when found instead of taking pictures too to grab some kinda karma attention online.. stupid people!

Neobond said,
It's what it said on the source, I know my kitchen scissors wouldn't cut through a plastic jar?
I see "container cutters", which is also too specific, but not as outlandish as "plastic jar cutters".

drazgoosh said,
The power of social media being used for something a bit trivial...

As compared to what people USUALLY post?

episode said,

As compared to what people USUALLY post?

As compared to what social media can achieve. Taking world natural disasters as an example, where sites like Facebook, connect those who want help to those who need it.

drazgoosh said,
The power of social media being used for something a bit trivial...

I hope your path and mine never cross. What will be left of you will be trivial.

xendrome said,
Now if we can just get the same group of people together to help starving children...

Depends if the cause is due to over population in that area (africa)

xendrome said,
Now if we can just get the same group of people together to help starving children...

Yeah I know, but people love to make fuss of solvable problems, resolving hunger in the world it's an utopia

Draken said,

Yeah I know, but people love to make fuss of solvable problems, resolving hunger in the world it's an utopia

You feed people which means you need feed even more people , then nature gets ****ed by depleted seas and dead land than you cant feed any people.

peoples short term views