Dog lucky to be alive after being dragged about 50 metres

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A dog is lucky to be alive after having been dragged about 50 metres under a car in Napoleon Street in Bloemfontein.

ER24 Bloemfontein branch manager, Lucas Bezhuidenhout, was contacted earlier this evening by the owner of the car for help.

Bezuidenhout as well as Sector 4 Neighbourhood Watch, from Uitsig Bloem, member Wimpie Geyer and his son Wynand attended to the scene.

On arrival at the scene they found a Doberman trapped under the car.

The dog was struggling to breathe.

Jacks were placed under the vehicle by Bezuidenhout and the Geyers to pick the car up a bit.

Members of Cobra Towing helped lift the vehicle up further to remove the dog.

Upon assessment it was found that the dog sustained abrasions and lacerations.

The dog was wrapped in a blanket and taken to the local SPCA for further assessment.

The dog is said to be doing fine at this stage.

It is understood that the dog ran in front of the car after it was frightened by lightning.

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.

Chitra Bodasing – ER24 spokesperson

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