• May 27th 2010 at 12:29PM
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One lucky pup – Click above to watch video after the jump

If you live in a rural area, odds are you've had that heart-sinking feeling that comes along with hitting an animal with your car. Be it a squirrel, opossum, snake or skunk, no one likes killing another being while driving, an it's made a million times worse by smacking someone's pet. A Chilean driver was recently busting down the local highway when a dog ran out in front of his car. After hearing the thud, the driver apparently realized that the chances of survival were pretty slim and took his ride to a local body shop to survey the damage.

Believe it or not, the technicians found one very scared, slightly roughed-up pup nestled behind the broken front fascia. Workers then set about removing the necessary bodywork to get the dog out and to a vet. So far, there's no word on how the dog's doing or if the owner was located, but we're hoping for the best. Hop the jump to see a remarkable video of the pup getting extricated from the grille of the car.

[Source: YouTube via Carscoop]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      ...and yet it did.
      • 5 Years Ago
      put the friggin dog down lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lucky dog! Though to all those people out there who are hating on others who they feel are being callous about animals dying...just stop. First off, I'm a city girl who cried for half an hour when my husband ran over a rabbit. My husband, a redneck from Arizona and damn proud of it couldn't have cared less. If he had run over a dog, he would have been sad for the family that lost there pet, but not for the animal. That's just the way he was raised. He's a farm boy and saw animals die daily for food, dogs were basically nothing more than another farm tool for him. Sure he had some dogs that he loved as pets, but when they died he didn't dwell on it. That's not who he is. This man has only cried three times since I married him...the day we married, the day we found out we were having a boy, and the day that boy made his entrance into the world. And I love his even though I don't understand it. Guess what I'm trying to say is that don't look down on someone just because they feel differently then you.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Amen sister...thanks for putting it like that. I couldn't have (and obviously didn't) put it better myself.
      • 5 Years Ago
      FAKE !!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        My first reaction was the same, but i just hope for the poor pooch that he'll be ok, regardless of how it actually happened.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not fake. Look at the dog's front right paw.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How is that even possible? Poor doggie.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Simple, it isn't. There is no slot in the grill big enough to fit a dog that big. The grill also looks to be intact and no damage found anywhere. Looks like some media stunt BS to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Dave-

        You forget how flexible plastic and today's "rubber" bumpers are.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The chilean news report is here: http://www.chilevision.cl/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=265304&Itemid=81

      According to the report, the woman was driving on the freeway when she hit the dog. She hit it with such force that she took the car to the dealer shop immediately, thinking that the dead dog might be inside the air intake/bumper. After they removed the dog alive, it had contusions on its face and a broken leg, as you can see. The driver took the dog to the vet, where they cared for it, and she indicated she would try to find the owner. I guess the doggie can thank the European pedestrian crash regs for its life! "It just goes to show that Citroen helps the lives of dogs!" (quote from the mechanic)
      • 5 Years Ago
      HEY DAWG WHAT YOU DOIN IN A RADIATOR?

      -chillin :-P

      glad the poor guys ok
      • 5 Years Ago
      man, it looks like the dogs entire arm is thrashed, hopefully they wont have to amputate it! but either way the dog will most definitely live, which is the biggest relief from a accident of this magnitude, HOPEFULLY a cast and some rest will have this puppy back up in no time!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a dog - that "arm" is a leg.
      Rosemary
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank you sooooooo, much to all you rescuers of abandon, abused, and negelected animals, I recently became a member of the Humane Society, for the cruelty to animals. I wish I had joined sooner. I am a lover of Dogs, and helpless animals, that can't defend themselves, against horribel cruel, heartless people.

      GOD has a place, for people that help and love his creatures, that bring so much happiness, and joy into our lives, with their unconditional love.

      Thank you again
      Much love
      • 5 Years Ago
      poor guy :/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Woah, that's pretty incredible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, this is weird, more sympathy for a living animal that will most likely be fine than is given to seriously injured humans and/or dead ones.
        • 5 Years Ago
        People, in theory, are intelligent enough to know the risks when walking in traffic. Animals aren't. In cases like this it's not surprising that our sympathies are with the dog.

        The gentle treatment given by the Chilean mechanics really did a lot to bolster my faith in humanity. Nice of you to go and ruin it so quickly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey Glock23...

        You're totally missing the point. That's ok, lots of people who can't see beyond themselves do this all the time. See how that works? I don't know you, yet I can still judge you. Just as you don't know me, or what sort of works I do in my community.

        I never said -- and as far as I can see no one else has either -- that an animal's life is worth more than a humans. In almost all cases it isn't. But if we're going to judge someone's humanity one good way to do it would be to look at how they treat "lesser" animals. The owner of the car and the mechanics were in a position to help the dog and they did. That's a commendable act. Cursing the dog for screwing up your car and "putting it out of its misery"? Less than human in my book. Are you just mad that you didn't have an opportunity to use that Glock 23 you're so proud of? Oops, there I go again, judging you without knowing you. I'll have to work on that...

        • 5 Years Ago
        If you want to "bolster" your faith.....why don't you help someone in your neighborhood? A poor person, a single mother, a handicap person, ect.

        A million "saved" animals is not worth one human life.

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