Sunday, May 16, 2010

Man's Wife Dies Lost Beloved Dog All That's Left

Man's Wife Dies Lost Beloved Dog All That's Left To Him
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Hello to All…. We know how strong the humane-animal bond is …. So when I was contacted by Valerie I told her I would forward this to my email contacts in the south… This accident occurred in TN…. But the dog could be anywhere…. If you have any info for Valerie…pictures of FiFi are attached..


Paul F. Miller
Executive Director
Humane Society of Washington County
13011 Maugansville Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-733-2060 x 201

On Wednesday, May 5 my brother-in-law Harold and wife Betty left Ooltewah in their truck pulling a camper heading for Gatlinburg. Around 12:30 - 1:00 p.m., at mile marker 45 right in front of the rest stops near Athens, their camper jacknifed and the truck and camper rolled 4 times. Betty was thrown out of the truck and airlifted by Lifeforce to Erlanger Hospital, where she eventually succumbed to her injuries. We buried her Monday. Harold was treated and released (he was wearing his seat belt ...Betty was driving and trying to fasten hers when she lost control of the truck). Also in the car was Fifi, their 4 year old black and tan toy poodle. She was tossed out of the truck but was seen running south down the road...and apparently was picked up (an eye witness mentioned a lady in a blue truck).

Fifi was Harold's constant companion and best buddy. He would give anything to get her back...and is offering a reward for her return. I know Fifi's return will make a serious difference in Harold's ability to recover emotionally from the trauma he's been through the last week. Can you help? I'm going to make calls to vets in the area...but if you can help get the following information out, I'd be really grateful. I did search the area the day of the accident, left my phone number at the rest area offices and put an ad in the Athens newspaper. A picture of Fifi is attached. Thank you for any assistance you can provide. If you need me to do anything else to help, just call.

Name: Fifi
Age: 4 years
Description: 15 lb. (overweight) toy poodle. Black with beige above eyes and some beige on chest
Scars: spay scar on belly

Contact: Valerie Bowers
Home: 423-894-6684
Cell: 423-413-1768



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