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Community searching for dog who ran away after car accident

Mandy the dog was ran away after a car accident and her owner is looking for her.  - Contributed
Mandy the dog was ran away after a car accident and her owner is looking for her.
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The owners of a dog who ran into the woods following a car accident in Kirkland Jan. 11 are searching for their dog, Mandy.

The black flat-coated retriever ran off after the car she was in was involved in a collision in the Finn Hill neighborhood. That accident resulted in the dog owner’s car crashing into gas pumps at the 76 gas station. The car caught fire and Mandy’s owner was injured.

The community has organized a search for the dog.

Jim Branson of Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue offers the following advice:

• People are certainly welcome to go out searching for Mandy at any time. The more people who look, the better, as long as you follow a few simple guidelines.

• Don’t call Mandy’s name. She won’t come to you if you call her under normal circumstances, and she certainly won’t come to you now. Calling her name will probably cause her to run further away.

• If someone tells you they’ve seen Mandy, get as many details as possible, including contact information so Branson can call this person back. The search effort has been hampered by the inability to get details such as time of day, direction of travel, did she still have a harness, etc.

• If you see Mandy, ignore her, accidentally drop some food or treats, and walk away. Keep her in sight from a distance, and call Branson at 206-552-0304. He will arrange for the dog owner to come to that location as soon as possible.

For more information, visit the Find Mandy in Kirkland Facebook page, email Branson at jim@3retrievers.com or call 206-552-0304.

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