Woman Warns Pet Owners About Escalators After Her Tiny Dog’s Paw Was Nearly Chewed Up By Grate

A woman is relieved today after her pup survived a harrowing accident with only minor injuries — and now she’s issuing a warning echoed by pet experts.

Ina Siegel was with her pup Lulu at Los Angeles International Airport when she took an escalator with the dog and her luggage in tow. Surveillance cameras caught the next few seconds on tape: just as the pair are about to step off the escalator, one of Lulu’s back paws gets caught in the landing grate.

Ina can be seen desperately trying to save her beloved pooch, but it’s only when a passerby hits the escalator’s emergency stop button that cops were able to extract Lulu from the grate by unscrewing it.

Ina told Inside Edition that she was sure that Lulu was going to lose her paw, but miraculously, she only needed 38 stitches and is now recovering from the accident. The owner knows that next time she’s on an escalator, it’s best to carry her furry best friend.

Pet experts are confirming that this is the best practice, as such accidents can even be deadly to dogs. They add that if owners and their pets can use an elevator, they should. If they must use an escalator, dogs should wear booties if they are not being carried.

Please SHARE this important warning with all dog owners you know!

Photos: Inside Edition

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