Main > AZ -- terrible car accident w/lost dog & 3 in hospital & 2 killed (7 replies)
AZ -- terrible car accident w/lost dog & 3 in hospital & 2 killed
by Alamance on 12 June 2012 - 09:24
For those with ranches or homes or friends in Arizona, please consider reading:
Agility Handler Elicia Calhoun was involved in a terrible car accident in Arizona today. One of her dogs is missing in the desert. Three are in the hospital. One puppy died on impact, and a second dog was hit by car and died.
The remaining dog, a red and white Border Collie named Tobie, remains missing near Mile Marker 351 off the I-10 near Wilcox, Arizona. Photos posted on the Facebook page. Contact numbers are also on the Facebook Page, as are flyers.
There is a massive search effort underway. A Facebook Group has been created for the sharing of ideas, efforts and information. A fundraiser was set up and has raised substantial funds to cover the expense of the search, medical and veterinary bills. A helicopter search is scheduled for the morning if needed. Base camp is set up near the exit at Mile Marker 351 off I-10.
• A helicopter has been arranged, but they need an experienced volunteer to be eyes. Please contact Marla Friedler Cooper in FB or one of the contact numbers below, if you can help.
• Obtaining heat signature images from the military
• ATVs are wanted, and/or mounted unit, as there are two sides of the desert to cover (both sides of the highway). Flashlights and glow lights are wanted, as well as hand held radios, experienced SAR personnel to help with navigation and search patterns, and water.
• A messaging campaign is ongoing with the truckers networks on the Interstate.
• The media has been alerted (ABC covered story
• Veterinary clinics and shelters are alerted, and will continue to be contacted tomorrow.
• One communicator has spoken with the Elicia and feels Tobie is traveling between the car accident site, and the place where Nika, the Blue Merle Aussie, was hit by car. She feels Tobie is injured.
• Media, flyers
• Animal Tracker heading that way
• Donation site set up
IF you can join the search, please bring plenty of water/ice. They are in desperate need of binoculars!!
Facebook Group page where you can follow the search efforts is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/344888635582961
Donation Site https://www.facebook.com/groups/344888635582961/
http://www.intentionhill.com (Blackbelly Sheep and Belgian Shepherds)
by AmbiiGSD on 12 June 2012 - 16:42
|Tobie has been found!!|
by SitasMom on 12 June 2012 - 23:57
is he ok?
by AmbiiGSD on 13 June 2012 - 01:59
|From FB: "Tobie was found this morning and Elicia got to her and has her at the vet, she seems to be in good shape considering the severity of the accident, just bumps and bruises. Nika survived the crash however was hit on the Interstate and killed, they found her body last night. There was a 13 week old pup with Elicia, a Kelpie, he died on impact in the crash. The other 4 dogs, including Tobie, are in good shape, a little banged around but ok."|
by EuroShepherd on 13 June 2012 - 02:37
What a sad incident :( I'm glad Tobie was found safe.
Considering the other recent thread on dog safety in vehicles, I wonder if these dogs were restrained or not? I'm bad about not restraining my dogs in my vehicle and this is just another reason for myself why I should, I'm sure the same is true for other people too.
by yellowrose of Texas on 13 June 2012 - 05:46
We're sad AND SENDING good wishes and Blessings for healing to the remainder.
Hope all gets better for this Handler and dog lover
Yes, Euroshepherd....take ALert...DO RESTRAINT ALL PETS OF ALL SIZES IN ANY VEHICLE.
USE BUNGIE , HEAVY KIND, CORDS TO ATTACH ALL crates to body somewhere in vehicle or on vehicle...
by Abby Normal on 13 June 2012 - 07:55
|What a tragedy. I hope Elicia and her remaining dogs recover well and find the road to peace over the sad, sad loss of their friends.|
by Gigante on 13 June 2012 - 15:34
|Im curious also: |
What a herculean effort for her and the animals. I was truely amazed at the speed at which resources where garnered and applied.
Once again, private sector is 500% better at almost everything.
Tip of that hat, to everyone involved in that operation. What a blessed family with friends and colleagues like that!