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Animal shelter helps reunite trucker and puppy co-pilot after crash


An animal shelter in Windsor, Connecticut, helped to reunite a truck driver and his dog after a rollover crash separated them.

On July 10, the Windsor Animal Shelter responded to a semi truck rollover on the 91 S/291 W ramp in Windsor.

The truck driver needed to be hospitalized for minor injuries sustained in the crash, so the shelter took the driver’s 5 month old puppy Dutches until he could be released.

However, the truck driver was forced to leave Dutches behind when his company flew him to Glendale, Arizona.

Tears in his eyes, he made the difficult decision to leave without her. I had promised him that I would care for her until he could figure out how to get back to her. While I worked on getting a transport for her over the following week, he texted me to say he was making his way back to Windsor with a new truck!” the shelter said in a Facebook post.

The pair were reunited on July 25.

The Windsor Animal Shelter sent Dutches and truck driver Billy on their way with “a care package for the road, including toys, treats, a new blanket and food” donated by the shelter’s supporters.


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