A woman in Indianapolis had the “best day of her life” when she was reunited with her golden retriever who went missing after a car crash. Hannah Smith was driving home from a friend’s house with her 4-year-old golden retriever, Gunner, in the backseat when she collided with another vehicle. Although Hannah only sustained minor scrapes from the accident, Gunner was nowhere to be found. She suspected that the golden retriever was scared off by the accident and escaped through a broken window.
Hannah raised Gunner from a 5-week-old puppy and was worried about his safety and wellbeing. Making the situation even more serious, Gunner was without the medication he was prescribed after undergoing surgery two weeks ago. She shared Gunner’s story on social media and placed flyers around the area. Although she received help from locals in the community, days passed with no sign of Gunner.
But then, Hannah’s luck turned around. A woman found Gunner hiding under a downed tree while walking her dogs. According to a Facebook post from Hannah on Sunday, Gunner was “safe and exhausted.” Hannah thanked all the people who helped her search for Gunner and said, “Thank you all from the bottom of my soul.”
Thankfully, Gunner was “not seriously hurt,” although he was dirty and had minor scrapes. Hannah gave him a bath and his medication, and he’s now resting easy after his adventure. “He’s going to sleep great!” she said.
We’re so glad Gunner is safe and home at last! Thank you to everyone who helped look for him.