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Good samaritans save puppy

PUBLISHED: 12:08 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 11 August 2010

Christine Legate with Twizzle and daughter Carrie, 15

Christine Legate with Twizzle and daughter Carrie, 15

CHRISTMAS came early to one family this year when good Samaritans saved their puppy after a car accident. Six-month-old Twizzle was hit when she ran out of the house in Rosedale Gardens, Dagenham, on December 16, but miraculously survived the impact. The

CHRISTMAS came early to one family this year when good Samaritans saved their puppy after a car accident.

Six-month-old Twizzle was hit when she ran out of the house in Rosedale Gardens, Dagenham, on December 16, but miraculously survived the impact.

The pup had managed to run out the front door and across the road while her owner, Christine Legate, was about to take her youngest daughter to school.

Ms Legate said: "She was gone the second it took for me to take my coat. I heard the impact.

"The driver just drove off. It happened in seconds."

Luckily, her neighbour had run after the dog, and found her with a couple in a car nearby, and took her back.

When Twizzle returned, her mouth was dripping with blood. Ms Legate now wants to thank the mystery couple who rescued her pet.

She said: "She was covered in blood and they stopped to help."

The puppy's bottom lip was ripped open and needed stitches, but she is now on the mend.

Ms Legate said: "It's a miracle, I can't believe she survived it.


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