DANIA BEACH (CBS4) – A three month old puppy which was rescued July 4th after it became trapped under a car’s hood is doing better.

“As you can tell she’s not whimpering. We have her pain under control, she’s doing well with her bandages changes, all doing better,” said Dr. Tiffany Sheldon of the Hollywood Animal Hospital. “She likes to give kisses.”

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A couple who drove their PT Cruiser from Hallandale Beach to Dania Beach last Thursday found the dog trapped between an axle and steering mechanism when they arrived. The couple said they must have driven at least 10 miles with the dog trapped in their car.

A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue team was able to free the dog which had serious burns.

“She has more severe injuries on the back of her right leg, the entire area of her leg is now all open wound results from the burn,” said Sheldon.

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The pup, which has been named “Independence”, has been under Sheldon’s care at the hospital since she was freed.

“We’ve bonded a bit,” said Sheldon.

After five days under Sheldon’s constant supervision, Independence is well enough to travel. On Tuesday, she left with Kathy Wells from Save A Pet for her new foster home in Jupiter.  Wells and her group will try to find Independence a ‘forever’ home.

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Independence will need more care of her injuries. Anyone who would like to help pay for that care can make a donation at saveapet.com.

Marybel Rodriguez