A dog has had a lucky escape after an accident which saw a one-metre-long stick penetrate her body.
Molly, a 17-month-old black Labrador, was chasing her ball down a wooded hill but ran into a branch which went into her chest.
It missed her major organs by a fraction.
Molly was referred to Scarsdale Vets – Pride Veterinary Centre in Derby where she had life-saving surgery and careful aftercare.
Two months after the accident Molly has made a full recovery and owner Amy Gaunt from Burton upon Trent said you would not know anything had happened.
Reporter: Phil Mackie