Puppy reunited with owners after rollover wreck in Kansas City

Puppy Reunited with Owners After Rollover Wreck in Kansas City
Puppy Reunited with Owners After Rollover Wreck in Kansas City


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -A puppy that disappeared after a rollover wreck on Interstate 470 Sunday has been reunited with his family.

Sam Taylor, 17, said his car went out of control after it collided with another vehicle on the highway.

"It didn't just flip. It had so much speed that every once in a while, it would (go) airborne," Taylor said. "It was end-to-end, side to side."

He and his girlfriend, Ashlyn Thomas, escaped without any serious injuries. So did Hudson, the 5-month-old Rottweiler puppy he had just picked up for the first time.

"She had held Hudson the entire time, and I think that's one of the only reasons he didn't fly out the window when it rolled," Taylor said.

"Toward the end, I lost my grip on him, so it was pretty sad seeing him fly all over the car," said Thomas.

When the car finally came to a stop, Hudson ran off.

"I hated to see him run off into the woods, but I was also happy because he was running and that was a good sign," Thomas said.

Family members immediately took to Facebook to ask for help finding Hudson. The message was shared more than 27,000 times.

People at the park still recognize the dog.

"I recognize him from the Facebook posts and seeing him on the news," one person said.

After hours of searching, Taylor said he finally got a call from a woman who recognized Hudson from the Facebook post.

"He was just sitting in the middle of the road crying," he said. "When she called him, she said, 'Hudson, come here.' He was so scared, he was peeing as he was walking up to her."

The puppy and his new owners are now reunited. Thomas said Hudson already feels like family.

"Just getting the phone call that he was back and safe just melted my heart," Thomas said.

"Hudson is the perfect dog," said Taylor.

Police said the crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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