Family dog found after deadly I-81 wreck

The dog, Emmie, was lost in the chaos of the fatal crash

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Emmie has been found and is reunited with her owner, Rachel, according to Peace and Paws Dog Rescue.

The animal shelter said that after the family lost someone in the deadly Interstate 81 crash, finding Emmie is a light that was so needed during such a dark time for them


ORIGINAL STORY

You can help reunite a family broken apart by tragedy.

A multi-vehicle crash on I-81 in Roanoke County on Monday injured two people and killed another.

The crash also killed a family’s dog, Scout.

That family’s other dog, named Emmie, was lost in the chaos.

The family’s from out of state, but the Roanoke Valley SPCA wanted to do something to help.

The shelter posted a picture of Emmie on Facebook hoping someone will spot her and bring her back to her family.

“That’s what we really hope with this family, that we can reunite Emmie with her people so that they can have at least some silver lining to this tragic accident,” said Julie Richmond, the marketing and communications director of the Roanoke Valley SPCA.

If you’ve seen Emmie, call 205-306-9921.


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