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A one-year-old dog thrown from a truck travelling at 50mph is recovering from the trauma with the help of Sir David Attenborough.

Terrier cross Freya was lucky to survive after she was flung from a vehicle being driven along Benover Road in Yalding on January 28.

Freya listening to the soothing tones of Sir David Attenborough. Footage: RSPCA

Kind-hearted residents rushed to help Freya after seeing her flung from the truck, taking her to the vets where she required surgery.

Now, left nervous and shaken, she is finding life difficult in kennels but is finding solace in watching nature documentaries featuring the much-loved broadcaster.

The RSPCA is continuing to investigate who is responsible for abandoning Freya in such a horrific way.

Inspector Kirsten Ormerod said: “Freya was incredibly lucky to survive after being thrown from a truck travelling at 50mph.

Terrier cross Freya was thrown from a truck travelling 50mph in Yalding. Picture: RSPCA
Terrier cross Freya was thrown from a truck travelling 50mph in Yalding. Picture: RSPCA
The documentary loving canine finds solace in broadcaster David Attenborough's documentaries
The documentary loving canine finds solace in broadcaster David Attenborough's documentaries

"Witnesses who saw the shocking incident said she was thrown with such force that she landed on the opposite side of the road, and the vehicle didn’t even slow down.

“Some wonderful people who saw the events unfold rushed her to a local vet and contacted us to report the incident.

"Vets took Freya into surgery to check for any internal injuries but, amazingly, she came out of the incident relatively unscathed.

“She’s now being cared for by RSPCA staff at one of our centres and is doing really well but is finding kennel life stressful.

"Unsurprisingly, given everything she has been through, she is very nervous and kennels are just too overwhelming for her.

Lucky to be alive, abandoned dog Freya needed surgery after being flung from a truck in Yalding. Picture: RSPCA
Lucky to be alive, abandoned dog Freya needed surgery after being flung from a truck in Yalding. Picture: RSPCA
Currently struggling with life in kennels, Freya is finding solace in David Attenborough documentaries. Picture: RSPCA
Currently struggling with life in kennels, Freya is finding solace in David Attenborough documentaries. Picture: RSPCA
Terrier Freya is recovering with the RSPCA after being flung from a truck going 50mph in Yalding. Picture: RSPCA
Terrier Freya is recovering with the RSPCA after being flung from a truck going 50mph in Yalding. Picture: RSPCA

“We moved Freya into her own private area of the kennels which is much quieter and calmer, and we’ve discovered that she loves nature documentaries so she has her own TV which is always playing David Attenborough programmes in the background.

"They seem to soothe her and help her relax.

“I’ve popped in to see her a few times and when I have case work and paperwork to do I often go and sit with her, have a cuddle and watch Blue Planet, which is her favourite. She just enjoys being with you.”

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Inspector Ormerod.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care, like Freya, as well as investigating animal cruelty, donate by visiting its website or calling its donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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