Jack’s Back: Missing Dog Reunited with Owners Following I-80 Crash

jack2CORSICA, Pa. (EYT) – A dog that went missing following a rollover accident on Interstate 80 in Jefferson County has been found safe.

Kendre Myers, of Nashville, TN, says the accident happened around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday near mile marker 73. After her Jeep left the roadway and rolled over three times, her dog “Jack” became frightened and ran away.

Here is Kendre Myers’ account of what transpired over the past few days:

As promised we have finally settled down enough to put everything together. Jack went missing after a violent car crash at mile marker 73 on I-80 west and ending after the vehicle overturned and came to a stop on I-80 East.

Immediately after the accident, the Corsica Fire department aided in the search for Jack. They were kind enough to let us use their fire hall as home base for our efforts. In a desperate effort to bring Jack home, we turned to Facebook for help.

Many of you left comments offering advise, well wishes, a helping hand, and even monetary aid. After making the Bring Jack Back Facebook page, we contacted multiple radio stations to help get the word out. We put out calls to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania State Police, as well as every shelter in the area. Many of the volunteers brought us flyers that we spread at every police station, firehouse, Shelter, and Gas station within 20 miles from the site of the accident.

We learned through many of you that we needed to scatter some of our personal items, water (no food), and Jack’s favorite toys near where he was separated from us. We called this the Jack trap. We also organized search parties comprised of our friends, family, and volunteer firefighters to systematically search the property near where he left us.

After searching for the past two days and well into last night, we received a tip early this morning saying Jack was spotted near mile marker 72 just one mile from the site of the accident. We rushed out this morning and began tracking him. Once we got close to Jack, we took the advise of our followers by sitting on the ground and talking calmly to him. We had many encounters with Jack each time he would stop and look at us then trot away.

After multiple attempts with no luck, we decided to split up and follow his track, so that we wouldn’t miss the small window we had to recover him (It is supposed to continue getting colder, and we didn’t want to risk another night out there). We were forced to abandon what were told and started a drive to push him towards the Jack trap and civilization.

It took many miles of following through the wood then sitting down and talking to him until we finally got him in an area we were comfortable with. We decided to park a Jeep of ours near the Jack trap hoping that he would recognize it and get in. Luckily minutes after parking and seconds posting an update, Kendre and her father drove him towards the Jeep. He instantly recognized the vehicle, and as soon as the door opened, he jumped in. He is very tired but has no injuries and was very happy to have some food, water, and heat.

Thank you all again for all of your hard work and well wishes!

To continue following this story, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Jack-Back/1588737638029851.


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