Plucky Frank the Jack Russell is pictured with owners Linda and Alan Sanderson-Keeling, vet Hayley Brobyn (back left) and Student Veterinary Nurse Emma Booth of Charter Veterinary Surgeons, a part of the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group. Inquisitive terrier Frank has cheated death for the second time after his leg became impaled on an iron gatepost. See NTI story NTISPIKE. Firefighters had to cut the quivering Jack Russell free and give him oxygen after he got trapped near his home in Stoke-on-Trent. He'd tried to squeeze underneath an old railway line fence when a rusty bar became wedged through 12cm of his muscle, narrowly missing his arteries. Once freed by the crew, the pooch was whisked to Newcastle's Charter Veterinary Surgeons, where on-call vet Hayley Brobyn was waiting to operate on him. She worked round the clock to remove the bar, clean out the debris to prevent infection and help save his life. The next morning, Frank amazed everybody when he woke up, tail wagging and ready for action. Now he has made a full recovery and is back with relieved owners Linda and Alan Sanderson-Keeling.