Dog Survives 11-Mile Ride Wedged in Car's Grille

Driver didn't see the dog, continued drive from Mass. to RI
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2012 11:25 AM CDT
This Sept. 20, 2012 photo provided by the East Providence, R.I., Animal Control Center shows animal control officers removing a female poodle mix from under a car's front grill. The dog survived an 11-mile...   ((AP Photo/East Providence Animal Control Center))
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(Newser) – Authorities say a dog survived an 11-mile ride at speeds as high as 50mph after she was hit by a sedan and became wedged in the grille. East Providence Animal Control supervisor William Muggle says the poodle mix ran in front of the car in Taunton, Mass., on Sept. 20. The driver slammed on the brakes but didn't see the dog and continued driving.

Muggle says that it wasn't until the driver reached East Providence, Rhode Island, that another motorist pointed out the dog. The driver went to the police station, where animal control officials freed the fluffy pooch. The dog suffered a concussion and possibly a minor bladder rupture, which has since healed, reports the Taunton Daily Gazette. Authorities are trying to find her owner. (Read more dog stories.)

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