LOST: Search is on for trucker’s Pitbull protection dog spooked in semi crash

A truck driver has called on animal services and the general public for help in locating their furry co-pilot who was lost after an unfortunate accident. 

The accident happened on Wednesday, January 13th along Highway 84 near Stanley, Louisiana. 

According to ABC 3, the dog, whose name has not been released, escaped the wrecked rig unharmed near Natural Gas Road. 

While the truck driver was being transported to a hospital for “moderate injuries,” animal services tracked the dog, a white, female pitbull, for five miles, but was unable to catch her. The dog’s owner says she is trained to be a protection animal. 

***01/14/21 DESOTO PARISH RESIDENTS NEAR HIGHWAY 191/84 … PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A WHITE FEMALE PIT BULL** If…

Posted by Friends of Desoto Animal Services on Thursday, January 14, 2021

“[The dog is] certainly traumatized and in unfamiliar territory.” DeSoto Parish Animal Services wrote in a social media post. 

“She is definitely his baby.”

The dog was last seen near the utility lines west of state Highway 191 and Highway 84 near Logansport. 

DeSoto Animal Services is asking for the help of hunters and property owners in the area with game cameras, as well as anyone with a drone willing to help search the area from the air. 

If you have any information on the dog or its whereabouts, please call (318) 871-2900.