Dogs injured in I-26 car accident to return home | News
Two dogs that were injured in a car accident on I-26 will return home.
Leo and Junior, the two dogs injured along I-26 in September will receive their final health exam at the Columbia Animal Shelter, Wednesday, November 7, before returning home to Washington, Thursday, November, 8 2012.
According to a news release, the pets’ owners were visiting Columbia for their son’s graduation at Fort Jackson, when the accident occurred.
The family says after the accident they returned to Washington, but was not able to financially provide for the care and transportation of the animals.
With the help of the City’s Animal Shelter, The Animal Mission, Chasing Tails, and many individuals enough money was raised to treat Leo and Junior’s injuries and provide transportation back home.
“We know this will be a joyous reunion and this could not have happened without the generosity of our entire community. The support shown for these two dogs and their family has been tremendous,” commented Marli Drum, Columbia Animal Services Superintendent.
Leo and Junior’s flight will arrive the same evening as the oldest son, who was training at Ft. Jackson, allowing the entire family to be reunited.