Tuesday October 2, 2012

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Animal welfare authorities say a lucky dog got an 11-mile ride at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour after getting wedged into the front of a car driving from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.

East Providence Animal Control supervisor William Muggle says the female poodle mix ran in front of the car in Taunton on Sept. 20. The driver slammed on the brakes, but didn't see the dog, so continued driving.

Muggle tells the Taunton Daily Gazette that it wasn't until the driver reached East Providence, R.I. that another motorist pointed out the dog.

The driver drove to the police station, where animal control officials freed the pooch. The dog suffered a concussion and possibly a minor bladder rupture.

Authorities are now trying to find the dog's owner.


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