Cobourg man rescues ‘miracle’ dog run over by a truck on Highway 28 near Fraserville

Tim Horgan says Jack Russell terrier was unscathed, now safe and sound at Peterborough Humane Society waiting to be claimed by her owners

Tim Horgan of Cobourg with the Jack Russell terrier he rescued after she went under a 20-foot moving truck after running into traffic on Highway 28 south of Fraserville. Horgan took her to the Peterborough Humane Society where she is doing well and waiting to be reunited with her family. (Photo: Tim Horgan / Facebook)
Tim Horgan of Cobourg with the Jack Russell terrier he rescued after she went under a 20-foot moving truck after running into traffic on Highway 28 south of Fraserville. Horgan took her to the Peterborough Humane Society where she is doing well and waiting to be reunited with her family. (Photo: Tim Horgan / Facebook)

For animal lovers, Tim Horgan of Cobourg is a hero.

Horgan — who owns the two ZAP Records locations in Cobourg and Peterborough — was on his way to work on Wednesday (November 13) when he saw a dog run into traffic on Highway 28 south of Fraserville.

He turned around to stop and help the dog, when he saw her go under a 20-foot moving truck.

“It seems the bottom of the truck clipped her,” he writes on Facebook. “She did about 6 rolls and just laid there.”

***UPDATE: I have just conversed with the Humane Society and this doggie has not been reunited with her family as of…

Posted by Tim Horgan on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Horgan picked her up off the highway and drove her to the Peterborough Humane Society. He says it was a “miracle” she was still alive and appeared relatively unscathed by the experience.

Horgan says the Jack Russell terrier has no collar and is not microchipped.

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As of the date of this story, no one has yet claimed the dog from the Peterborough Humane Society, where “she’s safe and warm” and “getting lots of snuggles from the office staff” according to Humane Society employee Heidi Wilkins, who posted a photo on Facebook.

The Jack Russell terrier is safe and sound at the  Peterborough Humane Society, where she is "getting lots of snuggles from the office staff". (Photo: Heidi Wilkins / Facebook)
The Jack Russell terrier is safe and sound at the Peterborough Humane Society, where she is “getting lots of snuggles from the office staff”. (Photo: Heidi Wilkins / Facebook)

As for the truck that ran over the dog, Horgan has a message for the driver.

“There was nothing you could have done differently, it all happened way too quick to react.”

If you recognize the dog, please contact the Peterborough Humane Society at 705-745-7676. You can also contact Hogan via his Facebook page, as he is in contact with the Humane Society.

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