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Dog Survives 50mph Ride Stuck In Car Grille
A bruised dog has been reunited with its owners after getting wedged in a car grille for 11 miles at speeds of up to 50mph.
The driver of the car had slammed on the brakes after seeing the fluffy white dog running in front of the vehicle in Taunton, Massachusetts.
After checking the vehicle and failing to spot the dog, the motorist continued on their way to Rhode Island.
Only as it reached East Providence, Rhode Island, did someone flag it down to alert the driver.
The motorist then went to a local police station, where animal control officials freed the dog, a poodle mix, and took it to an emergency clinic.
"She's a lucky dog," said local Animal Control official William Muggle told the Providence Gazette.
He said the dog was suffering from concussion and possibly a minor rupture of the bladder, which had since healed, but was "actually doing fine, crazy enough".
Police in Taunton launched an effort to trace the dog's owners, who came forward after seeing news reports.
The dog was wearing a collar, but Mr Muggle said information about it was withheld during the search for its owners to ensure that the right owner was found.