Diesel the Jack Russell is lucky enough to be alive after traveling under the engine of a moving car for 30 minutes on a busy highway before being discovered by rescue workers
- After traveling 14 miles under the engine of a car, a Jack Russell was rescued
- The dog, named Diesel, was relatively unharmed after the 30-minute ordeal
- Firefighters from Branxton in NSW conducted the rescue operation on Tuesday
A Jack Russell named Diesel was rescued from under the engine of a moving car unharmed after driving on a busy highway for half an hour.
Diesel’s owner had been traveling along the Hunter Expressway in New South Wales on Tuesday afternoon when they heard a familiar howl.
The 18-month-old stowaway had driven a ride under the hood of the Hyundai SUV from Singleton to Branxton while the car reached speeds of up to 100 km / h.
Diesel the Jack Russell is a very relieved little dog after he was rescued from under a car engine by firefighters on Tuesday (Photo: Diesel after being safely rescued)
Diesel was given the all clear by a firefighter who is also a qualified vet nurse (photo: the delicate surgery to free the dog)
The owner stopped and called emergency services with firefighters from the Branxton Fire Station who rushed to the scene to free the trapped dog.
Rescue workers said they were unsure the operation would be a success, as Diesel had gone worryingly quiet after the car stopped, Fire and Rescue NSW said.
But much to the crew’s delight, he was released relatively unharmed and was cleared by a firefighter who is also a qualified vet nurse – leading to a very relieved little dog and owner.
Fire and Rescue NSW posted on their Facebook Tuesday evening: ‘The adventurous dog is now resting comfortably at home’.
People who responded to the post said the Jack Russell was a very happy dog.
‘Poor little fellow. How scary for everyone involved. But how good are our emergency services? Not just a firefighter, but also a vet nurse – what a superstar, ‘one person said.
“So glad the puppy is safe, guys! You could say the car had a ‘diesel engine,’ said another.
“He’s a tough Jack Russell, he’s going to be in trouble again once his owners return,” added a third.
Diesel’s name will no doubt have a whole new meaning for its owner, although he will probably think twice before getting close to a car again.
Firefighters from Branxton, New South Wales rushed to the car after the woman heard the howling and stopped (photo: firefighters working on the car to free the trapped dog)