A couple of lucky pups survive wild rides

  • Tue Oct 2nd, 2012 9:06am
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Associated Press

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A dog who survived an 11-mile ride from Massachusetts to Rhode Island after being hit by a car and wedged into the grille has been reunited with its owners.

The owners, who weren’t identified, told WPRI-TV it’s a “miracle.”

East Providence Animal Control supervisor William Muggle said the owners claimed “Suzie” on Tuesday after seeing news reports. Animal control tells The Providence Journal they had veterinary paperwork with the dog’s microchip number.

Muggle said the female poodle mix ran in front of a car in Taunton, Mass., Sept. 20. The driver slammed on the brakes but didn’t see the dog.

Muggle said another motorist noticed it when the driver reached East Providence. Animal control officers were able to free the fluffy white pooch, which suffered a concussion and minor injuries.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — A dog has survived a 110-mile ride on the hot engine of a pickup truck during a Southern California heat wave.

The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado felt the pickup move slightly after he stopped in San Clemente on Monday. He had just driven from Chino to Orange and Camp Pendleton.

The Orange County Register says 52-year-old Jaime Magaña noticed fur above the left front tire and he opened the hood to find a 25-pound dog atop the engine.

Temperatures outside were nudging 100 degrees.

Magaña called for help and an animal control officer put the dog, nicknamed Chevy, into her air conditioned truck.

It perked right up.

Magaña says he’s seen the dog in his Chino neighborhood.

The hunt is on for the dog’s owner.