Dog Stuck In Grille Of Car Survives 11-Mile Ride

TAUNTON, Mass. (October 2, 2012)--A dog survived an 11-mile ride from Massachusetts to Rhode Island at speeds of as high as 50 miles per hour after it was hit by a car and became wedged under the front grille, animal welfare authorities said.

East Providence Animal Control supervisor William Muggle said the female poodle mix ran in front of the car on Sept. 20 in Taunton, Pa.

The driver slammed on the brakes, but didn't see the dog, so continued driving.

Muggle told 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 went to the police station, where animal control officials freed the fluffy white pooch.

The dog suffered a concussion and possibly a minor bladder rupture.

Authorities are now trying to find its owner.

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