Dog survives after being dragged 50m under car

2016-05-12 21:13
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Bloemfontein – A dog was dragged 50m under a car in Bloemfontein after it ran in front of the vehicle, apparently after being frightened by lightning.

According to ER24 spokesperson, Chitra Bodasing, their Bloemfontein branch manager, Lucas Bezuidenhout, was contacted on Thursday evening by the owner of the vehicle who asked for assistance.

"It is understood that the driver thought the dog ran away however, he stopped when he realised that something was wrong. He then found the dog under the car," Bodasing said in a statement.

Bezuidenhout, along with neighborhood watch member Wimpie Geyer and his son, Wynand, attended to the scene.

The dog, a Doberman Pinscher, was trapped underneath the vehicle and struggling to breathe.

The vehicle was lifted by members of a local towing service and the dog was removed.

It sustained abrasions and lacerations and was transported to the local SPCA for further assessment.

Latest reports indicate that the animal is recovering.

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