The move was desperate, but it paid off, and Chiarelli managed to loop the soft snare over Scotty’s head. However, then the team were trapped in a small space with a terrified trapped dog. With no means of escape, the dog flew into a frenzy.
“Scotty was so scared of humans that he bit my leg in an effort to get away,” Hagar said. And Chiarelli didn’t escape unscathed, either. During the rescue she suffered a bleeding head wound from a rusty nail. Eventually, though, Scotty realized he was amongst friends and began to calm down.