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Dog Gone It!!

Posted by Boghound on February 23, 2011


Dog survives 32km drive stuck to the grill of a car

Donald, a 14-year-old Jack Russell cross, wandered into the path of a Honda Civic as it travelled along a dual carriageway.

The driver, who thought he had hit a fox, continued along the road at speeds of 60mph with Donald firmly stuck to the bonnet.

He only made the startling discovery half an hour later as he pulled into his drive in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, in the early hours.

‘He heard barking and saw there was a dog stuck to the grille of his car,’ said a spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue.

Crews released the pet using heavy cutting equipment and wrapped him up to keep him warm.

After being checked over by vets, Donald has been reunited with his owner.

‘Amazingly, he has only suffered a few scratches and is eating and drinking like his normal, old self,’ said owner Ann Armett, 55, who lives near the A50 in Uttoxeter where Donald was picked up for his unexpected ride.

She said Donald had disappeared after going outside on the drive to urinate. ‘Usually, he comes straight back but this time he never returned.

‘I think the wind must have blown him into the traffic.’

Her son Robert, 25, who has grown up with the family’s pet, added: ‘It’s incredible he wasn’t more seriously hurt.’

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