New Zealand Dog News

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December 29, 2010

Dog recovering after 4WD accident

A family's pet dog is recovering after being accidentally dragged behind a 4WD for more than a kilometre in Wairarapa on Boxing Day.

A holidaying Napier family was driving their Toyota Hilux through Masterton when their large black poodle jumped off the back suspended by its lead, The Wairarapa Times-Age reported.

The family only realised what had happened when another car pulled them over by which point the dog had left a trail of blood along the road.Police said that the dog, which suffered grazing, burns and damage to its pads, was now in a stable condition after being treated by a veterinarian.

Sergeant Peter Rix said it was a sad incident and a reminder that owners need to keep their dogs properly secured when driving.

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