BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A little dog lost two of his toes after he got caught in an escalator earlier this week at the Forest Hills MBTA station in Boston.
Tonecia Johnson's 9-month-old Pomeranian mix "Mace" playfully chased her young niece up an escalator. When he reached the top, his rear left leg became trapped in the moving stairs, severely injuring his foot.
Johnson, of Dorchester, managed to free Mace from the escalator and immediately took him to Angell Animal Medical Center, where doctors evaluated his injuries.
The doctors concluded Mace's foot was so damaged that surgery was scheduled the following day to remove two of his toes.
Mace is expected to make a full recovery and will even learn to walk just as well as before on his now slightly altered hind leg.
Johnson says she is grateful to have Mace back with her and is keeping close tabs on his recovery.
"Had I known the escalator could have harmed him I never would have allowed him to use it," she said. "I'm grateful that he is on the road to recovery and I credit the doctors at Angell with saving his life."
Doctors at Angell Animal Medical Center say people should be aware of the dangers escalators can pose to pets.