Motorists travelling north of Williams Lake are being asked to look out for Twitch, who ran away from an accident scene earlier this week.

Volunteers search day and night for dog lost in Highway 97 crash

UPDATE: Twitch has been located and taken to the vet

Update: 9:29 p.m.

Twitch was found tonight (Thursday) and has been taken to the vet for a check up. Thanks to everyone who assisted in the search since Tuesday.

Original story

Volunteers are asking for motorists travelling north of Williams Lake on Highway 97 to keep a watch out for a frightened Border Collie, separated from its owners in an accident earlier this week.

Twitch is believed to be close to McLeese Lake, including possibly the Robertson Road and Duckworth Lake areas.

Volunteers from Pet Safe, the McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the community of McLeese Lake have been searching for the dog day and night since it ran away from the accident scene Tuesday, June 5 about three miles north of the Deep Creek Store while its owners were transported to hospital.

“The bottom line is she is more than terrified,” said volunteer Gale Lamothe, who is leading the effort to find the dog. “We are asking if people see her, not to call her or attempt to approach her because she is just so scared.”

Rather, Lamothe would like motorists to record the time and place they see the dog and report those findings to her via Messenger or text her at 250-303-1228.

She is also urging motorists to drive with caution in the area as the dog has also been spotted on the highway.

“We believe the first two days she stayed near the accident scene but now she is on the move headed north.”

The dog may have already travelled 10 kilometres north toward McLeese Lake, judging by the sightings.

Lamothe said she is in constant contact with the worried owner, who is from the Houston area. She is recovering in hospital and anxious to find her dog.

“I’m in contact with her a lot. I told her she could call me every five minutes if she needed to. She is very desperate to see her dog and be reunited with her.”

Lamothe is also asking anyone with a live trap big enough for a Bordie Collie willing to loan it out, or those wishing to volunteer their time to monitor the live traps they have in place, to contact her.

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