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'Miracle' pooch in bypass rescue

A black terrier was saved from the A331 after going under two cars. The rescuer is now appealing to find his owner.

Simon Porter with the terrier dog he rescued from the A331

A ‘miracle’ pooch that was saved from the A331 is yet to be reunited with its owner, but its rescuer is ready to step in if they cannot be found.

The black Patterdale terrier was spotted on the Farnborough bypass, north of Aldershot, at around 5.30pm on Easter Sunday by 42-year-old DJ Simon Porter, who was a passenger in his sister’s car.

After insisting that she stop, he tried to encourage the dog onto the hard shoulder as other motorists continued on their journeys.

A terrifying moment then followed, as the dog ran across the road and narrowly avoided being hit.

“It ran towards me and two cars went over the top of it,” said Mr Porter. “I thought it had been killed but the wheels must have gone either side. It was a miracle.

“When I got hold of it, it was soaking wet like it had just been bathed.”

Having got control of the runaway puppy, Mr Porter, who used to be the landlord of the Lord Campbell pub in Alexandra Road in Aldershot before its closure, spent time knocking on doors in the area trying to locate its owner.

Mr Porter said: “It was with me for nearly three hours and I sort of bonded with it. I’ve called it Lucky.

“I really want to find the owner or otherwise keep it for myself.”

‘Lucky’ is currently under the care of the council’s dog warden and being kept in kennels to allow the owner a chance to come forward.

Mr Porter has been told that if the owner is not identified within seven days it will have to be re-homed and said he was willing to give it a home if this was the case.

 

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