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Dog hitches ride from Oklahoma to Texas

Diesel getting cleaned up. Photo courtesy of the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter. Diesel getting cleaned up. Photo courtesy of the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter.

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – He traveled from Oklahoma to Texas underneath an 18-wheeler truck.

A truck driver stopped at the Brookshire Brother's warehouse in Lufkin when a Jack Russell terrior mix jumped off the truck.

He was covered in grease and road dirt after riding under the truck for nearly six hours.

They called animal control and he's been bathed every day this week and affectionately named Diesel.

"I like his determination that he was staying on there no matter what until the truck stopped and the driver got out and turned off the truck and I guess he decided he was at his destination, so I think he's a pretty cool little dog," said Lufkin Animal Control Director Rhonda McLendon.

McLendon said they wanted to find out what city he was from, but he wasn't wearing a collar or tag.

If you're interested in adopting Diesel, there's a $60 fee and you should contact Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter.

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