Dog survives 11-mile ride in grill of car

Oct. 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Animal authorities in New Hampshire said they are looking for the owner of a dog that became stuck in the grill of a car for an 11-mile ride.

The East Providence Animal Control Center said a motorist traveling on Route 44 near Taunton, Mass., slammed on the brakes of his Toyota sedan when he saw what appeared to be a white poodle mix in the road and continued driving when he was then unable to locate the canine, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported Tuesday.

William Muggle, animal control supervisor in East Providence, said the driver drove another 11 miles, entering East Providence, R.I., until another motorist at a stoplight informed him the dog was wedged in the front of his car.

"We took (the dog) to an emergency clinic, and now she's actually doing fine, crazy enough," Muggle said.

Muggle said the dog suffered a concussion and a possible minor rupture of the bladder, which has now healed.

Muggle said his department is working with the Taunton Police Department in an attempt to identify the canine's owner.

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