An­i­mals are res­cued af­ter car over­turns

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Approach At Primary -

Four dogs and a cat were res­cued from an over­turned ve­hi­cle on the M20 in the early hours of last Fri­day.

The pets were in a Volk­swa­gen Touran when it crashed on the coast­bound car­riage­way be­tween junction 8 for Leeds and junction 9 for Ash­ford just be­fore 4am.

The crash caused two an­i­mal car­ry­ing cases to burst open and when fire­fight­ers ar­rived they dis­cov­ered one large dog and a cat loose in the back of the ve­hi­cle.

Three medium-sized dogs, thought to be col­lie crosses, were still in their con­tain­ers.

The owner, a man, is be­lieved to have been driv­ing to the con­ti­nent.

An am­bu­lance spokesman said the man suf­fered mi­nor in­juries, in­clud­ing a cut on his face, but did not need hos­pi­tal treat­ment.

A Kent Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice spokesman said the an­i­mals were not in­jured, adding: “The ve­hi­cle was on its side and our crews had to peer in at an awk­ward an­gle to see what was in­side.

“The man was al­ready out when crews ar­rived and the fire­fight­ers en­cour­aged the large dog and the cat out.”

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