A South Florida couple drove five miles Thursday afternoon before checking to see why their PT Cruiser was handling a bit ruff: an adorable brown puppy was trapped between the axle and the steering mechanism, the Associated Press reports.
Rescuers from the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue team eventually extricated the dog on a street in Dania Beach, and miraculously, he was found to be uninjured.
"It was literally like an Indy pit crew," Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "This dog must have nine lives."
It wasn't immediately clear whether the puppy was a stray, according to the Associated Press. But perhaps the situation was a bit of a payback: in April, it was a dog that helped save a man trapped for four days under his car in Australia.
"It was like the Indy 500 pit crew out there," Jachles said. "They had the wheel off the PT Cruiser. They were working gingerly to rescue the dog that was trapped up in there."
The team managed to remove Road Dog in under two minutes. Then they brought him into the shade for some drinking water after it had spent so much time in the July heat.
The dog emerged from the predicament unscathed, witnesses said.
"It appeared outwardly that there were no injuries," said Jachles. "This was one lucky dog who actually had more like nine lives."