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Posted on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 4:45 p.m.

Police looking for escaped dog after rollover accident on US-23 that injured driver

By Lisa Carolin

Authorities are looking for an escaped dog that got loose after a single-car, rollover crash on US-23 north of Ann Arbor that sent its owner to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the ramp connecting southbound US-23 to eastbound M-14 in Ann Arbor Township, near Barton Hills.

Capt. Lewis Kempf of the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department says that the driver lost control of her car, which went off the road, rolled over and landed back on the passenger side.

"We used the Jaws of Life to remove the roof of the car to get access to the driver," said Kempf. "She had a broken ankle and other injuries and was transported to U-M Hospital."

Windows were blown out during the accident, which allowed the driver's dog, a brown pit bull believed to be named Henry, to escape.

Michigan State Police have not been able to locate the dog and ask that anyone with information call them at 734-482-1276.

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Mon, Apr 16, 2012 : 8:45 p.m.

We are happy to inform all of you that we have found the missing dog! She is fine, a bit scraped up, but doing well. We appreciate any efforts all of you have taken to help us find our dog. This is Jill and I am back at home and Honey is at the vets... A little banged up too. All things considered I have to say God is good, I have a few busted bones and the car is toast but Hon and I will be fine. Thank you for all your prayer!


Tue, Apr 17, 2012 : 4:22 p.m.

Thank goodness! You and Honey cuddle up and heal fast! Thanks for letting us know!

Sandra Samons

Mon, Apr 16, 2012 : 12:14 a.m.

Is this dog "escaped" or is it lost? Why is there no description of this dog or the dog's name? How can readers help to find it without this information? The level of reporting in is sad!

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Apr 16, 2012 : 3:23 a.m.

the story says..... "a brown pit bull believed to be named Henry, to escape." all 3 of your questions were in the story.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 10:40 p.m.

It is amazing to me that so many people do not have compassion for animals that they need to make nasty comments about the plight of this dog. How can anyone not care about animals? Have we "evolved" that far in this community?


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 11:12 p.m.

yes everyone is out for themselves and envious of the neighbors.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 4:26 p.m.

People tend to have wreck in that same local, and there should be something done about it. I would say there should be yield signals there. When ever I drive threw there, I almost role my car too. This curve is not near safe at 70mph, and should be changed to 45mph, a half mile before the curve.


Mon, Apr 16, 2012 : 1:10 p.m.

I agree but do you honestly think people would pay attention to the signs and actually yield? Don't think so we see people running stops signs and red lights daily, way too many distractions going on with most drivers on these freeways look at all the accidents that already happened this spring.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 4:18 p.m.

That is a real tragedy. Pitt's usually are real protective of their owners. I hope it didn't go off and die somewhere. I hope the driver is OK too,

Tom Whitaker

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 3:31 p.m.

I can't believe I'm the first one to ask this, but how about a description of the dog so we know what to look for if we're in that area? Good grief.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 11:23 p.m.

Brown pit bull.

Craig Lounsbury

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 10:13 p.m.

the story described it as a brown pit bull in the second to last sentence. I imagine Ann will delete this in a few hours.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 12:45 p.m.

Hope the Sheriff's officers are not out physicaly looking for a dog. The would be wasting our tax dollars and wasting their time as well.I am sure there are more serious things for them to be doing. The dog will more than likely find its way home.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 2:19 p.m.

Get real. Most times they are looking when it is quiet or they have down time. I am wondering if the pooch has a chip.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 3:57 a.m.

I would like to see a picture of this dog, and to have confirmation of the dogs name. We should start a search party. We could set up a meeting place, print out flyers, search the area, ... Anyone interested????


Mon, Apr 16, 2012 : 9:15 p.m.

Thank you David... We home, honey and me.. Pretty banged up but we will heal.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 2:23 p.m.

i would help make flyers and put them up. and search also. pay no attention to all the mean posts!


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 2:20 p.m.

Why does this post not surprise me. After that park article? The comments keep on flowing.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 1:38 p.m.

@Craig, A beer sounds good. We need to coordinate with John Lawter, from the OWS, to see when we can gather at HIS Slauson property, with our dogs, of course. Perhaps his dog friends can help us look for the pit bull, too.

Craig Lounsbury

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 1:14 p.m.

A2Ray, I'd rather meet in the Pioneer Parking lot so we can drink some beer first.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 1:05 p.m.

Yes, let's meet at Slauson Middle School, on Washington. Maybe the A2PD can meet us there, too.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 12:04 p.m.

Sure...I will be there with the goodyear blimp in about 2 hours


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 12:34 a.m.

Poor goggie, hope he's found and reunited with his family soon.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 12:10 p.m.

23 is the new Autobahn.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 11:30 p.m.

I saw a dog like this at Slauson Middle School today, off-leash.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 11:29 p.m.

I hope that this dog can be reunited with it's family. This is a real tragedy. It may try to go back where it last saw it's owner. I pray that it will be found and safe. I wonder where the woman is from? Maybe it will try to make it home.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 11:29 p.m.

I believe they have the time of that accident incorrect. Maybe 11:30 instead of 1:30, I went by there at 12:05 and saw the red car rolled over. Sure hope they find that dog safe and sound


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 11:24 p.m.

Accident happened next to a dog park, part of Olsen Park.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 11:14 p.m.

I saw a brown dog with no leash or owner nearby near Kingsley and Main St. around 3:00 Saturday afternoon. The dog had a funnel shaped "lick shield" around it's neck and went east on either Kingsley or Beakes.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 2:17 p.m.

If it had one of those things around its neck then it can't be the dog the police are looking for. Those things are hard for a dog to get around in wearing one of those things. I am in that area and will keep an eye out.

Woman in Ypsilanti

Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

I hope they find that dog!