Dog Survives Locked Car Ordeal

A dog has survived for days in a locked car by licking condensation off the windows.

The pup was freed from a car in Dublin city centre after being stranded there for almost one week, after his owner forgot where he parked.

The dog survived on condensation from the windows in a story which is being dubbed the 'Miracle on George's Quay'.

The ordeal began for the puppy last Friday afternoon when it travelled to Dublin from county Monaghan with its owner for a spot of Christmas shopping.

However, when the owner had finished his seasonal shop, he found he couldn't remember where he had parked.

He contacted the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) to help him in his search.

A citywide media campaign with this newspaper and Dublin radio stations appeared to have failed when there was still no sign of the nameless pooch after five days.

In a dramatic rescue story, a Dublin man was responsible for finding the dog after hearing the appeal on a radio station.

Daniel Duggan from Balbriggan works in the Porterhouse pub in Glasnevin and was on his way home when he heard the plight of the puppy.

Daniel, who has four kids himself, recently got a puppy and empathised with the Monaghan man. The DSPCA had contacted Dublin City Council clamping department but they were unable to locate the car.

What could have been a tragedy for the man and his dog just before Christmas turned into a happy ending and the man will now be reunited with his frisky and resilient pup.


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