Dog hit by car survives 11-mile ride stuck in bumper
POSTED: Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 1:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Animal control officers in East Providence, Rhode Island are looking for the owner of a small dog that survived quite an ordeal.
The dog survived being wedged into the front grille of a car while the driver drove through two states.
"When I went to pull her out realized part of the reason she was stuck was because she was gripping her paws around the inside of the bumper holding on for dear life," said East Providence Animal Control Officer William Muggle.
The ordeal started ten days ago on Route 44 in Taunton, Massachusetts.
A driver said he saw the dog running in the road.
The driver hit the brakes, then tried to avoid hitting the dog, and thought he had.
When he looked around the car he didn't see the dog anywhere.
Unknown to the driver, the dog was wedged into the front of the car.
"The gentleman then kept driving, through four towns, some 11 miles before he was finally stopped at an intersection and someone spotted the dog," said Muggle.
The intersection was in East Providence.
He immediately drove to the police station, where animal control had her checked out.
After a one night hospital stay they say she's fine.
"She's a great dog, always wants to sit on your lap and lick your face," said Muggle.
She's a lovable dog, quite a survivor, with an amazing tale to tell.
The dog is believed to be a Bishon and Poodle mix.
She did have a collar and microchip, but the microchip wasn't registered.
Anyone with information about the dog should contact East Providence Animal Control.