The dog was in the woods 19 days after the accident
A young Kansas woman has been reunited with her lost dog 19 days after a tragic car crash ‘k.i.lled’ her mother and threw her dog through a window.
Samantha Orr, 21, lost her mother Jennifer, 43, when their Jeep plunged 600 feet down a mountain road near Pueblo, Colorado on August 7, 2018.
Samantha told KOAA News: “We were driving and talking and the next thing we knew we had crossed the line.
Jennifer did not survive the accident and Samantha had to be airlifted to the hospital. But Bentley, their 1-year-old Golden Doodle, disappeared at the scene.
Samantha began searching for Bentley after being discharged from the hospital. No one knows if he survived the accident, but she didn’t give up hope.
The community joined in to help find the dog and a Facebook group, Bring Bentley Home, started sharing the information.
Bentley was discovered 16 days later in the rocky hills of Colorado, near the crash site. How he survived as long as he did is a miracle.
“This guy [Bentley] can only be compared to a mountain goat for the last 19 days,” Samantha said. “After the ‘f.a.tal’ crash that cost me my mother, Bentley was last seen running down the hill after the crash. For the past 3 days, he has been discovered far away from the accident site, lying among the rocks along the mountainside. Looking down at the wreckage of the Jeep, patiently waiting for the return of the family.
Samantha made the arduous hour-long hike to where the Bentley was seen.
After weeks apart, Bentley was traumatized and seemed uncertain and hesitant to approach her. But with Samantha’s gentle coaxing, Bentley slowly approached her until he was finally back in her arms.
“My heart is SURPRISING,” Samantha wrote minutes after their reunion on Facebook. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has shared, liked, handed out flyers, spread the word, or sent kind words, or any of the millions of ways people have shown their love. their good since the accident happened. The world has so many wonderful people in it, I am so grateful.”
She later shared that Bentley was in good spirits and good health and that the blow had been “nothing but tears and memories” since finding him. “Bentley is fine, he is a bit malnourished and dehydrated. But otherwise there is no noticeable injury.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in bringing this sweet boy home. I know for the past 19 days, God and my beautiful mother have been keeping an eye on him.”❤
Watch the dog reunion video below