Dog, missing after wreck, reunited with owner
Posted January 9, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Emily Odom got her dog back.
Stella, a seven-year-old border collie mix, spent more than 10 days in the elements after she and her owner, Odom, were in a wreck on Interstate 95 Dec. 26.
On Monday, the two were reunited after Stella was spotted outside a Harnett County body shop.
Odom was rear-ended in a traffic jam on I-95 near Dunn, and the impact sent her truck flipping into the opposing lanes. She ended up upside-down, hanging from her seat belt and bleeding from her head.
Stella wasn't hurt, and when rescuers arrived, Odom let her out of the car.
But the frightened dog ran.
Odom, friends and volunteers mounted a campaign to find Stella, posting flyers throughout Harnett and Johnston counties and contacting WRAL News.
The search came to fruition when someone at the body shop recognized Stella and called Odom. When she arrived, the dog ran right into her arms.