Puppy saved after getting stuck in cars wheel well in California

RAISIN CITY, California -- It was a race against time at Raisin City Elementary School as superintendent Juan Sandoval traded in his administrative duties to rescue a dog from an unusual place in a car.

"He was trapped between the axle and the frame," Sandoval said.

The 2-month-old puppy named Robin belongs to Maria Diaz and her daughter Angely. Maria had driven 10 minutes to the school, unaware the husky was taking a ride next to the driver's side wheel.

"We couldn't take it out through the hood," Sandoval said. "So after looking to it, we had to take the wheel off."

Cell phone video shows Sandoval using a floor jack in the parking lot to raise the car as the puppy whimpered and whined. Ten minutes into the rescue, the wheel was finally off. The puppy was pulled out and reunited with his family.

It was a happy ending for the gray and blue-eyed pup and his young owner, who has a message for those with animals.

"Take care of (your) pets a lot and keep them somewhere close," Angely said.

Fortunately, despite his wild ride, the dog was not injured.

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