According to the RSPCA, a dog flung from a moving vehicle was “very lucky to live,” but she is doing well and loving life with her adoptive owners.
On January 28, she was found on the side of the road in Yalding, Kent, underweight, scared, and with fleas all over her matted coat.
Vets discovered she had been thrown from a lorry traveling at up to 50mph.
Inspector Kirsten Ormerod told reporters that her team was “amazed” she survived the incident.
“Bella was incredibly lucky to survive after this horrific accident with a 50mph run car.” The veterinarians were concerned that she could have internal bleeding. So they did the surgery right away.
The RSPCA has launched an investigation to determine who was responsible, but the case remains unsolved.
Bella was adopted by Gill, her husband Ray, and their daughter, a family from nearby Maidstone, after being nursed back to health.
“She is incredibly happy here and is always wagging her tail,” said Gill, who found Bella on the RSPCA’s ‘find a pet’ website. She can be a bit wicked and frequently play-bites, but we like her just the way she is.”
The animal protection organization began a summer fundraising campaign to “wipe out cruelty” to animals.
Every month, it receives over 90,000 calls to its cruelty hotline and has investigated 6,000 complaints of intentional animal abuse.