12-mile trip for a Jack Russell who got stuck in car's engine bay


Dog stuck in car

A frantic search for an on-the-run Jack Russell, who had escaped through an open garden gate, was called to a halt after she was found in the engine bay of a neighbour's car.
> Gavin Juliette had been on a 12-mile round trip from Ordsall to Swinton in Greater Manchester while the dog, called Betty Boop, was trapped under the bonnet of his Audi A4.

It was only after Gavin had heard the faint sounds of barking coming from his car after the trip that he became aware of Betty's predicament.

After owner Gary James was informed of the whereabouts of his beloved dog, he and Mr Juliette took apart the engine until the shaken pooch could be freed – amazingly with no injuries, thanks to being able to perch on plastic trim and avoiding the hot and moving parts of the motor.

dog stuck in car

Talking to the Daily Mail, Mr James said: "We just couldn't believe what had happened and it was even harder to believe how she'd survived.

"It's a good job Gavin wasn't going to Blackpool or he'd have probably ended up with a hot dog."

Mr Juliette was left scratching his head as to how the dog managed to squeeze into the tight engine bay and how it managed to come out alive.

"It's not the smallest dog and I still can't quite work out how it managed to get itself in there," he told the Daily Mail.

"I still don't get how it survived with the heat and the fan spinning, but I'm just glad for Gary and his family it was a happy ending."

Harry Boucher