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July 8, 2014

Dog missing from car crash found, other still missing

CULLMAN — A dog missing for more than a week in the wake of a June 29 car crash has been found, though the search continues for the family’s other missing dog.

Nashville, Tennessee natives Seth and Olivia Hatfield and their two dogs were traveling through Cullman when their 2004 Honda was involved in an accident with a 2007 Peterbilt around mile marker 299 on Interstate 65.

Seth was treated and released shortly after the accident, though Olivia sustained more serious injuries during in the crash.

When the crash occurred, their two dogs ran away from the scene — though volunteers have now recovered their Weimaraner Mollie, who was found in Hanceville by volunteers on Tuesday and is in stable health. She was transported to a veterinarian for further treatment.

The Hatfields’ smaller, mixed breed dog Claire is still missing, and volunteer Miranda Murphy said the search efforts will now focus on finding her.

“Mollie was found by volunteers, the community folks out searching and the media who helped get the word out,” she said. “We’re hoping a tracker can come in and help us find Claire. We’re not giving up.”

Local groups such as the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency and Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce have already pitched in to raise awareness of the search.

Anyone with information about the missing dog is encouraged to call 256-507-1868.

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