Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Fatal Accident and a Search for a Lost Dog

By Bob Kuszynski, WXYZ

A Woman is killed and her Dog is lost

A tragic accident and now the search for a lost dog.
While her beautiful artwork was being installed at the Oakland International Airport in Waterford for a ribbon cutting ceremony next week, award winning artist Laura Fyfe was killed in a horrific accident.
Her two dogs were with her as she made her way from her Clarkston home to her Pontiac art studio when catastrophe struck at Clarkston and Sashabaw roads Wednesday morning.
Laura's life was unfortunately lost. However, her two dogs survived the accident. One of the dogs was recovered by the Oakland County Animal Shelter. But the other, Hogan, ran into the woods nearby and has not been seen.
Family and friends are trying to find the missing pit bull. The dog is described as male with a dark brindle and white coloration. The dog has been characterized as meek and very timid.
After such tragedy, Animal Control Officer Mary Saple says, "I'd really like to see some happiness for this family who has just lost so much," and so every effort is being made to locate the dog.
If you see a dog matching the description, call the Oakland County Animal Control at: (248) 391-4100.
Meanwhile, you'll be able to see Laura Fyfe's artistic glass Welcome Sign at the Oakland International Airport after next week's Grand Opening.

Update August 20, 2011 - The following article is from The Republic:

Dog missing since artist owner was killed in car crash found, cared for by utility worker

Hogan, a pit bull that ran from a crash in southeast Michigan that killed its owner, has been found.
WJBK-TV reports that a DTE Energy worker had been allowing the dog to roam on his five acres of land in St. Clair County, northeast of Detroit, after finding it Tuesday.
Hogan last was seen Tuesday running into a wooded area in Oakland County's Clarkston after 55-year-old artist Laurel Fyfe was involved in a head-on collision. Fyfe later died at a hospital.
She was on her way to her studio in Pontiac with Hogan and another dog at the time of the accident. The other dog was found and returned to the studio.
Fyfe designed the glass on the welcome sign at the new terminal at Oakland County International Airport.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I welcome your comments and questions.
Be advised that comments are moderated. Not for views, but for content.
Profanity, personal attacks, and spam within comments will result in your comment being rejected.
I, personally, love Pit Bulls as well as all dogs and most animals.
If your comment differs from my feelings or opinions, I will post it anyway, providing it does not include any of the three exceptions listed above.
Same goes for comments that are in harmony with my opinions.
Thank you for participating.