Poor Pooch Falls From 21st Floor Balcony Onto SUV

Story ByBuli LiangSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a small dog which had reportedly fallen from a 21st-floor balcony lands on top of an SUV.

The startling incident occurred in Xiangzhou District in Zhuhai City in South China’s Guangdong Province and was recorded by a CCTV camera.

In the video, a man can be seen walking down the road when the white dog can be seen falling. The pooch lands on top of a parked SUV and the sound of it crashing into the car makes the man jump.

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Images show how the dog’s collision with the car left the top of the windscreen cracked and the vehicle’s owner, Mr Peng told reporters: “The dog was dead on the ground when I arrived. I called the police immediately. That’s so weird I must find the dog owner to compensate me.”

The dog lived with its owner Ms Lin on the 21st floor of a residential complex. Local media report Lin did not realise the pooch was missing until Peng and the police knocked on her door.

Local journalists found that Lin’s balcony has a railing with 10-centimetre gaps her dog may have slipped through. She told reporters: “You have disturbed me, I have nothing to say to you.”

She told the police she was willing to compensate for Peng’s SUV when they were at her flat. But reports state she then found out the repairs to the SUV would cost 14,000 RMB (1,644 GBP) and she allegedly told Peng: “It’s not the right time to compensate you.”

She is yet to pay Peng and it is unclear how the dog fell from the balcony.

PETA Asia press officer for China, Keith Guo told Asia Wire: “Pets should be kept in a home away from the elements. It’s dangerous for dogs to live on a balcony, especially in hot summers. They could die from heatstroke, dehydration, and even falling down by accident.”

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Buli Liang

I am a freelance stringer and journalist based in China.