Dog Survives Incredible 110-Mile Ride Under the Hood of a Pickup TruckPublished October 2, 2012
Courtesy of San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter
After an amazing incident, one California dog is playing the part of a cat, perhaps thinking he has eight of his nine lives left. According to a report from USA Today, a Keeshond mix (appropriately renamed "Chevy" by his new home) survived a 110-mile car ride. . .under the hood of a pickup truck!
As the story goes, Jaime Magaña was driving from his home in Chino to San Clemente, both locations in Southern California. After stopping for a quick lunch break, Magaña sensed something was off in regard to his truck when he stopped the engine; he thought he felt his car moved. When he stepped out, he says he saw fur sticking out of one of the wheelwells. Alarmed, Magaña opened his hood, only to see the 25-pound pooch jammed under the hood.
Magaña told a local paper covering the story that he took the only course of action available to him, lifting the dog from the hood, providing him water and dialing 911. A true miracle, it came as a complete shock that the pup could survive where he was with the engine running on a hot California day.
Nevertheless, "Chevy" did survive, and is actually doing quite well. His new home, the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter, says "Chevy" (as they've renamed him) is doing OK and isn't expected to suffer any negative long-term effects from his ordeal. He's recovering, and as soon as recovery is complete the pooch will be put up for adoption to hopefully find a forever-loving home.
The next time "Chevy" rides in a car it will hopefully be for a much more enjoyable cruise than his last one!
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