Good Samaritan trucker sought

| 1/16/2003

The Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue is asking for help from truckdrivers to help locate a trucker who rescued a young black and white female dog Jan. 10 along I-70 in Indiana.

Volunteers from the rescue were transporting several dogs to new, adoptive homes in Michigan about 4 p.m. last Friday when an apparent blown tire caused their 2002 Chevy Blazer to roll over. In the crash, several of the crates burst open and many dogs escaped. All but two dogs eventually were located.

Shortly after the incident, with traffic backed up along I-70 near mile marker 68, a witness saw a westbound trucker in a red semi stop and pick up a small black border collie wearing a red collar that was running along the highway.

Laurel Barrick, an OOIDA member and spokeswoman for the border collie group, said the organization was grateful the driver picked up the dog and was hoping they could locate him so the dog could continue on to her new family in Michigan. Anyone with information should contact one of the following Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue members in Indiana:

Viki Anderson - Indianapolis, (317) 251-1998
Sheila Fawcett - Evansville, (812) 985-5699
Mary Gitzen - West Lafayette, (765) 743-9465