Volunteers find missing dog from Chehalis crash

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LEWIS COUNTY, Wash. - Many volunteers got together Wednesday morning to help find a missing retired show dog after the dog disappeared from a crash on Interstate 5.

 

A semi truck crashed into a motor home, with a dog and his owner inside, Tuesday on I-5 in Chehalis.

 

While the owner was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, the dog, Steeler, ran away from the scene.

 

Friends and strangers volunteered to look for Steeler and help his owner, who is currently in intensive care.

 

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Richard Thompson spoke with volunteers who spent the day searching for Steeler.

 

“As a dog community, we try to jump in and help each other,” said volunteer Melinda Hyams.

 

“The accident happened less than a mile from here. So we are concentrating on this area,” said family friend Cathy Spears. “This means everything to her. This is her personal companion dog, and we would dearly like to find it for her so she can concentrate getting better instead of worrying about the dog.”

 

While volunteers looked for Steeler on one side of the freeway, a tracker found him on the other side.

 

“Very happy, very happy for them all,” said volunteer Teri Erickson.

 

 Steeler was checked out by a veterinarian, who said Steeler received bumps and bruises but is going to be fine.