|Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:49 pm
|Please help find this lost pet. Here's the information I have as submitted to me from a fellow dog lover friend on Friday 1/27/07:
"I am posting asking for help from anyone in the Indianapolis area.
My sister in law was in a car accident this afternoon and is in pretty serious condition. We are having trouble getting information about her and will be traveling to Indy tomorrow.
Her dogs were with her at the time. One was found and is at the vet, he should be fine. Her yellow lab is missing. She is an average size female, answers to "Abbey". I am guessing she is pretty freaked out. At this time, I don't know where the accident occurred in Indy, but I know my sister in law is in as much mental anguish over her dog as she is in physical pain. If you have any information about this dog, call Lucky Dog Retreat in Indianapolis.
UPDATE: The accident occurred at 71st and Binford near Lucky Dog Retreat. If anyone has information, call Lucky Dog Retreat at 317-849-5555. The dog is microchipped and does have a collar on with contact information"
Posted Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:33 pm:
UPDATE: The woman involved in the auto accident is a volunteer for an animal rescue shelter there, and has just started a doggie day care. She left the hospital with some pretty bad injuries to help look for the dog. She has a broken cheek-bone, broken vertabrae in her neck, some broken ribs and had one of her ears had to be re-attached, and yet, she is out looking for her dog!
Thanks for looking. Hopefully someone will find this beloved pet.
Posted Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:30 pm:
Here is an update on the dog lost in the car accident in Indianapolis:
Robin (dog's owner) is in considerable pain and has very limited mobility. Thankfully she is on pain meds that help her sleep. We don't know how long before she will be able to get back to work and such.
Here is what I know at this point about the search:
All shelters have been notified as well as most vets.
One of Robin's clients at Lucky Dog is a television reporter so they were contacting him to see if he would do a story or plea for help during the news broadcast. An ad has been placed in the paper.
Radio stations have been contacted but most don't want to get into the finding a lost pet business. Someone has been staying 24 hours at Lucky Dog in case Abbey should find her way back there.
I am fairly certain that the posters they have placed mention a reward as well. I think between my efforts and you folks, we have Abbey's information posted on most every web site known, but if you find something else, don't hesitate to cross post.
Items of Robin's clothing have been left close to the accident scene. They left clothes behind hoping the smell would lure Abbey over and relax her, and possibly she may lay down on them.
Unfortunately, it appears that Robin was released from the hospital prematurely. She saw her doc today who was livid that she was released. She is back in the hospital and is being put into a halo right now. The neck fracture was complete and has shifted and there is a risk of paralysis if it shifts further. She will be having surgery on Thursday. There continue to be sightings of a dog matching Abbey's description close to the accident site but the sitings have not been confirmed to be her. Each of the sitings has reported that the dog does not seem physically injured, but acts traumatized and scared.
The longer this goes on, the more depressed Robin is getting.Thanks again for helping so much!!
Posted Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:32 pm:
Reply #2>Thank you, it is good to get some confirmation from someone who was at
the scene. At this time there are some friends that are out looking, but not sure how much they are able to do through the week. Obviously, at this time, Robin is not able to get out and look for her I do know there is a reward of $1500 for Abbey's return. Yes, any help is appreciated as I am about 3 hours away and have not been able to take time off from work to help more. Jamie
Reply #1>Just to let you know, my husband works right there at that
intersection. In fact, it was unfortunately one of his co-workers that opened the car door and let Abbey out in an effort to get to her owner and make sure that she was ok. I just wanted to let you know that just about everybody at that plant also knows about it and is looking during lunch hours, etc. It may just be casually looking, but they are trying. I know the guy that let her out of the car feels absolutely horrible. Do you know if they have anybody physically out looking for her on a regular basis? If not, maybe a group of us can take turns or take areas. I know that on petfinder.com, there was a blonde colored dog found...but they stated it was a shar-pei mix. When I went back to the ad to call them to see if this could possibly be a lab, the ad was gone. I've still been searching as much as possible as have a lot of other people. Please let me know, though, if anybody is out looking for her. Thanks
Posted Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:10 pm:
UPDATE Sun. Feb. 4, 2007:
"Robin's surgery went well. She was released from the hospital yesterday. They ended up fusing the broken vertebre as well as putting in screws. She will be wearing a brace for an undetermined period of time (weeks at the least) and is restricted to "office" type of work. The ribs and her cheekbone will just have to heal over time. She is still in alot of pain, which i I guess is to be expected. And understandably she is very bitter over the change in her life and what appears to be the loss of her dog. I saw a photo of her Escape and it is really a miracle that she is even alive.
They still have not been able to get a copy of the police report but did learn from a responding officer that the accident was definitely not her fault. We don't know anything about the person that hit her except that they went to the hospital.
Abbey has not been located yet. Robin is loosing hope. I don't think she is aware of the house to house search, so I will pass that along to her.
Thank you everyone for your continued prayers."
|Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:15 am
Post subject: ABBEY FOUND!-DOG LOST AFTER CAR ACCIDENT IN INDIANAPOLIS
THE DOG LOST AFTER THE SEVERE CAR ACCIDENT IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!!
ABBEY HAS BEEN FOUND!
Here's a copy of the message I received this morning:
"Apparently there had been sitings of a yellow lab in a very nice neighborhood several times over the past few days. Some folks even thought is was a coyote. Anyway, Robin had been to the area as well as many of the volunteers but until yesterday, they had never made visual contact with the dog. The neighbors had been putting food out for her and she had been hanging out in the backyard of the fella who owns the Pacers.
Yesterday they (volunteers) saw her from a distance but she would not come to anyone, including Robin. They went back this morning and don't know the specifics but they did lay hands on her and she was sitting at Robin's feet at Lucky Dog when I talked to her a few minutes ago.
She appears to be in good shape with the exception of a few small scrapes. Robin was taking her to the vet for a check up.
So 12 days later, after incredibly cold temps, Abbey has been recovered. I can't tell you how happy we all are and how much I appreciate your support!"