Weston man rehomes Wendy after rescue

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 August 2012

Dan Wells and dog Wendy

Dan Wells and dog Wendy


A DOG who was run over and left for dead in a busy Weston road has been adopted by one of the rescuers who rushed her to the vets.

Car salesman Dan Wells came to the aid of Wendy, a bischon fries Jack Russell, when she escaped from her owner and was hit by two cars in the space of three hours.

The struggling dog was left near death during rush hour traffic on Winterstoke Road, before two teenagers scooped her up.

Sam Baker, aged 17, and 16-year-old Jack Insall rescued injured Wendy and Dan, who was passing by, stopped and took all of them to a vet so the dog could be treated.

Wendy was then taken to Axe Valley Vets in Wedmore who treated her chest and head wounds and injured leg.

The pooch had initially been rescued as a puppy by the charity Dogsfriends and returned after the incident. But Dan stayed in contact with the team and decided to make her part of his family with his wife and two children.

Dan, aged 35, of St Georges, said: “I wanted to check up on her progress and I heard she needed a new home.

“It was so lovely to see her looking much better as she wasn’t in a good way when I first saw her. We have three other dogs at home but they all get on really well and I’m pleased she is part of the family.”

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