SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (October 2, 2012)--A dog survived a 110-mile ride on the hot engine of a pickup truck during a Southern California heat wave.
The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado felt the pickup move slightly after he stopped in San Clemente on Monday after driving from Chino to Orange and Camp Pendleton.
Jaime Magaña, 52, saw some fur above the left front tire and he opened the hood to find a 25-pound dog perched 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 where the animal perked right up.
Magaña says he's seen the dog in his Chino neighborhood.
Authorities are trying to track down the owner.