Dog That Survived Crash Gets Joyful Ending In North Carolina

A dog that survived a car crash in South Dakota that killed its owner has been united with the late master's three sons from North Carolina.

Lester, Bobby Jr. and Troy Allgood traveled to Kadoka to pick up their father's belongings and Ladybug, who survived the Feb. 6 Interstate 90 crash that killed 74-year-old Bobby Allgood Sr. of Reed Point, Mont. The Australian shepherd ran away after the crash and spent nine days revisiting the site while eluding capture.

A Rapid City mother and son eventually coaxed the dog into their car. Kadoka Police Chief Forrest Davis boarded Ladybug at his home until the brothers arrived to pick her up. The Rapid City Journal reports ( the Allgood brothers on Monday gave Davis a gold cross engraved with their thanks.

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  • by Glad the dog made it on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:16 PM
    Nice to hear.....
  • by Bren Location: Farmville on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    Thank you for sharing this story. Brought tears to my eyes. God Bless this gentleman's family and God Bless the people that helped find this sweet animal and bring her home to people that will love her.
  • by Anonymous Location: enc on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    So sorry to hear the owner didn't make it. God bless all who helped to get her home.
  • by AUSSIE LOVER on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:24 AM
    Yay for Ladybug and her "brothers"! There will never be a breed more loyal, intelligent and as hardworking as an aussie. Glad she found her people!

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