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Dog Gets an Unexpected Road Trip to Florida

Belle jumped out of car in South Carolina, was picked up by Floridians
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2020 11:25 AM CDT
Dog Gets an Unexpected Road Trip to Florida
Stock photo: This isn't Belle, who took an ill-advised leap out the window.   (Getty/PhonlamaiPhoto)

A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles away in Miami, per the AP. The dog named Belle escaped from the moving car near Charleston on July 15, according to Tim Whitfield, whose 90-year-old mother owns Belle. Whitfield put out a call for help on Facebook at the time and said that he bought the puppy for his mother after her dog of 16 years recently died. She was "heartbroken" after hearing the dog was lost, Whitfield added.

After nearly two weeks of searching, Whitfield learned over the weekend that a car of Florida residents grabbed Belle out of traffic after spotting the animal while traveling through Charleston, WCIV-TV reported Sunday. The rescuers said they saved Belle because they were afraid she was going to be hit by oncoming cars, the station reported. Once back in Miami, they tracked down Whitfield through social media posts. A reunion was expected to take place Monday.

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