Couple breaks into tears when dog they thought had died in car accident is found
There are few things scarier than being involved in a car crash but when that crash also leads to the disappearance of a beloved dog, it turns into every owner’s worst nightmare.
Published on the 19/08/2020, 19:00
A nightmare end to a perfect day
Stefanie and Duane Lindsey were having a perfectly lovely day with their three-year-old mixed breed dog, Roo when horror struck.
The couple were driving home from a day at the beach when a driver rammed into them at high speed, causing their car to flip over and land upside down on its roof.
The couple were seriously shaken up and Duane was covered in blood. Once they’d checked on each other their immediate thought was their dog Roo, and they were horrified to realise that the back window had blown out and Roo was nowhere to be seen.
A frantic time
The emergency services were called and Duane, who’d suffered the worst of the injuries was blue lighted to hospital.
Stefanie was checked over and, knowing that Duane was in safe hands and that she was unable to stay with him, headed back to the highway to start the search for Roo but found nothing.
The next day, the couple started the search in earnest. Posting to social media channels and trawling the area, they realised Roo was nowhere to be seen. Locals, including the homeless community, all stepped in to help and eventually, a Facebook tip-off said she could be on a nearby residential road.
A very emotional reunion
The couple headed there right away and were overcome with emotion when they saw their beloved pup sitting serenely underneath a tree.
Roo had suffered minor injuries but has since made a full recovery and is now home with her family. Duane and Stefanie have taken this opportunity to remind everyone who reads their story that safely securing your dog during a car ride is of the utmost importance. It could mean the difference between life and death.
Watch the emotional video here:
Posted by Stefanie Grows on Saturday, August 15, 2020
Frequently asked questions
My dog has been in a car accident. What do I do?
Firstly, aim to stay as calm as possible and reassure your pup. Any injuries that your dog has sustained may not be immediately obvious so take to your dog to the vet straight away.
Find out more about what to do if your dog has been hit by a car here.
How long will it take my dog to recover from a car accident?
The length of time it takes for your pup to recover will depend on how serious the accident and how extensive their injuries. Make sure they know that they're safe and that they're loved and you can help with their recovery process.
Find out more about dogs and car accidents.
Should I microchip my pet?
Microchipping will not only act as a proof that your pooch belongs to you in the event of theft but will also make sure that you can be contacted if your pup disappears and is found by strangers.