Dog missing after Christmas crash
UPDATE, 12-27-12, 11:40am — Tobin was found late Wednesday near the crash site. Tyrone and Jessica say someone called them and had spotted him in that area. It does appear Tobin was hit and injured by a car. They were rushing him to a vet to see just how serious his injuries are.
Tobin was found late Wednesday near the crash site. Tyrone and Jessica say someone called them and had spotted him in that area. It does appear Tobin was hit and injured by a car. They rushed him to a vet. His injuries were quite minor, considering the crash. Tobin only needed a few stitches and should be just fine.
Tuesday’s snow and sleet caused quite a few issues for drivers, especially on those roads and bridges. For one out of town couple it meant losing a four-legged member of their family.
Now, they’re hoping you can help them find this furry friend before they head out of state.
Jessica Garruto and her husband Tyrone are from New Mexico. They were on their way back home when the storm came through Tuesday.
They crashed, ejecting one of their three dogs along I-40.
The accident happened along I-40 between Choctaw Road and Anderson Road.
Jessica said, “It could have been so much worse. The vehicle is totaled. The top of the ceiling is smashed in all the windows are smashed out. It was a pretty bad accident.”
Their SUV flipped a couple times. A day later, they are waiting on surgery for one of their three dogs.
Jessica said, “Keeta got scared and jumped out of one of the broken windows and ran off and got hit in the process.”
Keeta was found and taken to a Midwest City vet where Jessica and Tyrone picked her up. Wednesday they met with a specialist to mend the pups broken leg.
Another dog stayed with them, but the third, Tobin, went missing.
Jessica said, “The 4-Runner can be replaced. Tyrone, the puppies, they can’t be replaced.” They think Tobin was ejected from the car when it flipped.
Tobin is a black dog, about 50 pounds with curly hair. He also has a white patch on his chest and right paw. He does wear a collar with tags and is also microchipped.
Jessica and Tyrone just recently rescued Tobin from a shelter in New Mexico.
While they take care of Keeta, they’re grateful for so many Oklahomans who have already tried to help them search.
They’ll soon head back home to New Mexico and are glad they will have all of their dogs with them.
Jessica said, “We don’t want to leave without him. He’s a part of our family.”
Again, Tobin was found near the crash site Wednesday evening. Jessica and Tyrone say they are grateful for the Oklahomans who helped them search.