Update: At around 10:40 p.m. Monday, a person who lives in County D, Oregon called authorities to report that they found an unknown dog on their porch.
MPs arrived and confirmed it was Brandi, the service dog who went missing after the crash early Monday. Brandi appeared unharmed and in relatively good spirits, and a deputy from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office delivered Brandi to a friend of his owner’s family who was injured in the crash, Sgt. Jonathan Klein said in an updated statement.
A two-vehicle accident near Oregon on Monday evening left two people in the hospital and missed a service dog.
The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Highway D near Netherwood Road in the city of Oregon, Dane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Klein said in a statement. A 2015 Ford F150 heading south hit the gravel shoulder causing the driver to overcorrect and cross the center line and hit an oncoming 2017 Nissan Rogue.
Both drivers were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. But a service dog that belongs to the driver of the truck ran away from the scene, said Klein, and remains missing.
The dog named Brandi is described as a pit bull terrier mix with brown and white fur. From 8 p.m., Klein said, the authorities used drones with infrared cameras to continue searching for the dog.