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Missing dog Tilly in car crash found sheep on Idaho farm


A dog named Tilly is back home after 48 hectic hours.

Linda Oswald’s family and their 2-year-old border collie were driving on a highway in Idaho on Sunday when their GMC Yukon collided with another car, the spokesperson reported.

State police said the driver of the other vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released. No one else was injured in the crash, but police asked locals to watch Tilly, who was thrown from the vehicle when the rear window shattered and fled unharmed. after the collision.

Tilly has no tail and a dark face and weighs around 70 pounds.

The Oswalds searched for Tilly for 10 hours on Sunday before returning home.

“We were sore and exhausted,” Oswald told The Spokesman-Review.

The family created a Facebook post with a photo of Tilly in hopes of being reunited with their beloved pet.

“We are offering a reward,” Oswald said on June 6 in an article. which has been shared over 3000 times. “He’s shy so please contact me by MP or FB if ​​you see him.”

The post reached a farm a mile and a half from the crash where two brothers, Travis and Zane Potter, noticed something different in one of their shepherds, the spokesperson reported.

The dog had redder fur than their Australian Shepherd named Hooey. The brothers recognized Tilly from the Facebook post.

A deputy from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was passing by, and Zane handed Tilly over on Tuesday morning.

“I think this dog was trying to come together,” Travis Potter told the spokesperson.

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The Oswalds tracked down Tilly that morning, but Tilly may still be reeling from the crash.

“(Tilly) didn’t have it,” Oswald said. “I think he was a little upset, like, ‘Hey, you left me out on that meadow for 48 hours.'”

The dog had lost weight but was otherwise healthy, KHQ reported.

“I just cried everyday,” Oswald told the spokesperson. “It was ridiculous, but you get so emotional for your pets.”

Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: agilbert@usatoday.com.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Dog Found Flock Of Sheep On Idaho Farm After Car Crash: Tilly



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