HENDERSON, W.Va. — Happy endings do exist and sometimes arrive in the middle of a snowstorm.
That was the case for a 5-year old dog named Bo, and his humans.
Bo, an American bulldog/pitbull mix, had become the center of attention over the weekend when he and his humans, Derek and Prudence Deveaux, of the Jacksonville, Fla. area, were involved in a car crash on U.S. 35 Saturday afternoon.
The Deveauxs were traveling home after the death of their infant son, Ethan. Ethan was born at 23 weeks on Dec. 29, 2014, weighing just over 1 pound, while his parents were on a trip to visit relatives in Michigan for the holidays. #EthanStrong had become a movement on social media, with tags all across the country to support the family. The preemie newborn whom so many were pulling for, unfortunately, passed away last week.
The traffic accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near Five Mile Road in Henderson. Derek said Bo was in the back seat with a family friend and upon impact, was thrown to the front seat with he and his wife. There was also the chaos of air bags deploying and simply making sure all those in the car were OK.
When it was safe to do so, Derek said those in the car began to exit, and upon opening the door, Bo panicked and ran from the scene. Derek said he attempted to chase him but lost the pup. In the meantime, Prudence needed medical care and was taken to Pleasant Valley Hospital. When riding to the hospital, Derek said the EMS workers offered to put the word out on social media about the lost dog and that was all it took for the story to go viral…