British Border Collie Falls 165 Feet, Only Injures Paw

Somehow I don't think Ben is going to want to get too close to cliffs any more. Glad to hear he is doing well! Thanks...

Joy  |  Apr 10th 2007


Somehow I don’t think Ben is going to want to get too close to cliffs any more. Glad to hear he is doing well!

Thanks to UPI for this story.

Dog injures paw in 165-foot plunge

EXETER, April 7 (UPI) — A British woman was shocked to see her border collie fall off a 165-foot high cliff — and even more surprised that the dog sustained only minor injuries.

Kay Clarke told The Daily Mail she was terrified when she saw Ben, the border collie, fall off the cliff near the British town of Burton Bradstock, but was amazed to find the dog had only hurt its paw.

“I was just in shock, I couldn’t take it in,” she said.

A veterinarian who was dispatched to help the animal estimated the dog hit the ground at 70 mph.

The dog now has a splint on its leg and is receiving pain killers — and Clarke said she has learned her lesson about walking Ben without a leash.

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