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Volunteers Track Dog After Car Wreck

In Snowville, UT a group of dog lovers came together to help find a dog who went missing after being in a car wreck that...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Apr 20th 2009


In Snowville, UT a group of dog lovers came together to help find a dog who went missing after being in a car wreck that killed his owner.

Two weeks earlier Joyce Moore of Kelso, WA was killed when her car rolled over on Interstate 84. Neo, a Siberian Husky, had watched as rescue crews worked on his owner but took off when someone approached him.

Volunteers went door to door telling ranchers and farmworkers about Neo. One estimated she had spent 60 hours “networking for Neo.”

On Thursday, a man at a ranch the team had already visited waved a searcher down, saying a dog had been found in a shed. He said he backed out quickly when the dog growled, latching the door.

Volunteers quickly notified Joyce Moore’s sister, Deborah Moore, also of Kelso. A volunteer was going to take care of the dog until Deborah Moore could pick him up.

“There’s so much riding on Deb retrieving Neo, emotionally speaking,” family friend Barbara Teasdale told the Longview (Wash.) Daily News. “This is a piece of Joyce coming home.”

I’m so glad Neo was found safe and the family will get a little piece of Joyce back. A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped make this happen.

*ADOPTABLE: Wakita is a gorgeous older boy who needs to be rehomed, he resides in MN.