Last Modified: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 1:48 PM
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — A dog has survived a 110-mile ride on the hot engine of a pickup truck during a Southern California heat wave.
The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado felt the pickup move slightly after he stopped in San Clemente on Monday. He had just driven from Chino to Orange and Camp Pendleton.
The Orange County Register said 52-year-old Jaime Maga?a noticed fur above the left front tire and he opened the hood to find a 25-pound dog atop the engine.
Temperatures outside were nudging 100 degrees.
Maga?a called for help and an animal control officer put the dog, nicknamed Chevy, into her air conditioned truck.
It perked right up.
Maga?a says he's seen the dog in his Chino neighborhood.
The hunt is on for the dog's owner.