KALISPELL — A dog that was missing for nine days after a vehicle crash in Montana has been reunited with his Washington owner.
Liz Smith, who lives outside Seattle, told the Daily Inter Lake that her chihuahua-pug mix named Hank jumped out of an open door after Smith and her mother crashed into a rock wall on U.S. Highway 93 on February 5.
Smith, police officials and volunteers searched for the dog, which was found on Friday in the town of Lakeside.
Hank had lost 6 pounds (2.72 kilograms) and was missing the sweater he had been wearing, but was otherwise OK.
“It’s just a miracle,” Smith said, who said she adopted the dog after he was rescued from flooding in Georgia in 2018.