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WALES: Dog survives 25ft fall from this window; Akita breaks leg and pelvis in plunge.

Byline: By OWEN HUGHES

A JAPANESE hunting dog plummeted 25ft on to a busy shopping street - breaking his leg and pelvis.

The two-year-old Japanese Akita fell from the window of a second floor flat in the centre of Rhyl. It landed on a car before rolling on to the road on Water Street.

Police responded to the incident and called a vet to the scene.

He gave the dog a pain killing injection before taking him for treatment for a broken leg and pelvis. The rare Akita also suffered internal injuries and it is understood the dog will now require 14 weeks of treatment and recuperation.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "Police were called to the incident at 1pm on Saturday.

We attended and found the dog had suffered serious injuries and called a vet to the scene.

"The vet found the dog had broken his leg and pelvis and had suffered internal injuries, though they were not life threatening."

The spokesman said officers understood the dog jumped from the window while the owners were out.

A Water Street shopkeeper said: "There was real shock then it happened and I was called out the shop and saw the dog trying to stand up.

"He was clearly in huge pain and you could see that he had damaged his leg.

"He kept trying to get up and people were trying to help him.

The police arrived and they called a vet to the scene.

"It was very sad to see the dog suffering and his injuries were severe, I just hope he will now make a full recovery.

"It was a massive shock to everyone especially people who had seen the dog fall from the flat window."

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A Japanese Akita dog; The Rhyl window from which the Akita dog fell yesterday
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 29, 2008
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