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Missing dog found after surviving fatal Utah crash

A group of volunteers has helped track down a dog who was missing for nearly two weeks after he survived a fatal car crash.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A group of volunteers has helped track down a dog who was missing for nearly two weeks after he survived a fatal car crash.

The Siberian husky was last seen April 4, when the woman who owned him was killed in an interstate crash in northern Utah. A Utah highway patrol officer says the dog stood watch as rescue crews attended to his owner, but fled when someone tried to catch him.

Volunteers hit the Internet in their search for the missing dog, named Neo. They also went door-to-door, telling ranchers and farmworkers about Neo. That's when a man waved down a volunteer to say he'd found a dog in his shed.

Neo is reportedly thin and dehydrated, but otherwise in "fantastic condition." He's being reunited with his owner's family.

A Utah state patrol officer calls it a rare occasion to get "something positive out of a fatal car crash."

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: In this image provided by the Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lindstrom checks out Neo as Parry Nielsen a husky owner from Ogden Utah looks on Thursday April 16, 2009 in Snowville Utah. Nielsen was told where to find Neo after a Hispanic farm worker found Neo in an outbuilding. Parry's dogs are in the truck and the other unidentified searchers standing at left. Neo, was wearing the same harness and name tag shown in photos recovered from the crashed SUV of Joyce Moore of Kelso, Wash. Moore was killed when her SUV rolled April 4 on Interstate 84 in Box Elder County. Perry says her dog stood nearby as rescue crews attended to Moore, but fled when someone tried to catch him.