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Dogs Involved In Wreck Get Care From Strangers

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by Chris Cannon

LEWISBURG, Tenn. - Pamela Leggett was driving on Interstate 65 Saturday when a blown tire made her SUV, with her husband and six dogs inside, careen into a culvert.

"We flipped three times," Leggett said. "When I finally stopped, my dogs came running out of the vehicle to me, and they were standing around me, they didn't want anyone to come by me. They didn't know they were there to help me, kind of thing."

Leggett, and her husband, were rushed to the Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. She knew her dogs were also injured during the wreck.

"One of them ended up passing away. He was stuck underneath the vehicle. And one ran away on us," Leggett said.

The Marshall County and Lewisburg Animal Control officers came to the scene and took control of the dogs.

"And we brought them three to the shelter and we carried one to the emergency clinic in Columbia to get it worked on. It was a little Chihuahua," said animal control officer Jason Williams.

Since Saturday, the officers have cared for the dogs and the two men never stopped looking for the pit bull that ran away from the crash scene.

"We spent just about everyday looking for the dog, and we had a call late yesterday afternoon that one showed up at somebody's house," Williams explained.

The fifth dog was also injured and taken to the veterinarian for treatment.

Leggett was overwhelmed by the caring nature of the two men.

"They are my babies, and just knowing there is somebody out there that's taking care of my animals for me, while I can't do it. It's just an overwhelming feeling, I can't even tell you," Leggett explained.

She hopes to be reunited with her five dogs on Thursday. Then her husband will be back in Marshall County on Friday to take all of them back to Mobile.


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