Dog stuck in car's grill survives 11-mile ride at up to 50 mph
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A dog who survived an 11-mile ride from Massachusetts to Rhode Island after being hit by a car and wedged into its grill has been reunited with its owners.
East Providence Animal Control supervisor William Muggle says the female poodle mix ran in front of the car in Taunton on September 20. The driver slammed on the brakes, but didn't see the dog, so continued driving -- at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
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 white pooch which suffered a concussion and possibly a minor bladder rupture.
The dog was reconnected with its owner because it had a microchip implant, according to Animal Control.