Postings of any lost or found dogs. Not related to located (users might also want to cross-post in the specific region of the country). This specific forum is not limited to Border Collies, but open to all breeds.
NEAR WILLCOX, AZ - A well-known Valley dog trainer fell asleep at the wheel Monday in southeast Arizona resulting in an accident that killed two of her dogs and left another missing.
Elicia Calhoun is a nationally known agility trainer based in the Valley. This past weekend she and her dogs were at a competition in Odessa, Texas.
Calhoun was driving home early Monday morning along I-10 near Willcox when she fell asleep at the wheel. Her 2007 Hyundai crossover hit an 18-wheeler semi truck and rolled over several times. All six of Calhoun's dogs were ejected upon impact. Three dogs suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive. However, a 13-week-old puppy died instantly and two others went missing.
Calhoun checked herself out of the hospital with a punctured lung to go looking for her missing dogs.
Nika, a border collie, was found dead around 7 p.m. Monday. Calhoun says Nika was hit by a car. The search is continuing for the last remaining dog, Toby.
"Right now they are my life," said Calhoun. "I would do anything to get them back. I would trade my life for theirs. I will not leave this area until I know where my dogs are."
Calhoun believes Toby was also hit by a car but is alive somewhere in the desert near Willcox.
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