HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A puppy found in the middle of the interstate among wreck debris in Henderson County has a new home.
North Carolina troopers Jonathan Maybin and Tony Osteen found the pup after they responded to a wreck about 11 p.m. March 27 on Interstate 26. A car had crashed into a camper shell that had blown off a truck. A small dog kennel, with a puppy inside, apparently blew out of the truck.
Troopers said the puppy was motionless but still breathing when they found her. The pup whimpered when touched, so Osteen and Maybin wrapped her in a towel and Osteen took her to Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital.
The pup had a broken front leg, broken tail, a fracture on her rear tibia and bruised lungs. When no owner claimed the pup, Maybin started the adoption process. Emory is now resting comfortably at home with Maybin, and she is expected to make a full recovery.