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Joyce Moore

Neo's Story will go on and on.....

BUT AS IMPORTANT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY. 

The "back story" is this:  Joyce lived up in Washington state with her sister Deb.  Deb's life long and "bestest friend", Barb lives in California.  Barb watched Joyce grow up, and was devastated by her death.  And had to do 'something' to help Deb find Neo.

BUT WHAT TO DO?

Barb frequents a beautiful dog park, where she had met a man who adopts dogs from a Malamute Rescue.  She called her man friend, got the contact name at the rescue and called.  The wonderful woman at the rescue sent out an email - now this is a story. 

THAT EMAIL WENT INTO IT'S NETWORK. 

THAT NETWORK WENT INTO SUB-NETWORKS -

AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE NATIONAL NEWS NETWORKS.  

BECAUSE OF THOSE NETWORKS - NEO WAS FOUND.  JOYCE WOULD REST. AND DEB GOT A VERY LARGE PART OF JOYCE RETURNED HOME.  And Barb is still amazed over what 1 phone call can do.

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Dog found 2 weeks after fleeing accident scene that killed owner

April 16th, 2009 @ 10:00pm

 

SNOWVILLE -- A happy twist to a tragic story: The dog that belonged to a woman who was killed in a Box Elder County car crash two weeks ago has been found.

Finally, Neo has been found and is safe. The Siberian Husky was found in a Snowville shed.

"It's a great relief to us to know the dog is not hurt, it's in good condition and it's going to be brought back to its owner, or the sister of its owner," said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry.

Neo stayed with her body until paramedics arrived, then ran off.

It was nearly two weeks ago that Neo and his owner were in a car that rolled over on Interstate 84 near Snowville. His owner, 47-year-old Joyce Moore of Kelso, Wash., died in that crash. 

Paramedics say Neo stayed by his owner's side until help came. When they arrived and went to get Neo, he ran away and hasn't been seen since.

"It's become personal for us to find this dog and to bring some closure to the family," Perry said. 

Troopers were able to get photos of Neo from Moore's camera, which was found in the wreckage. They gave copies to Snowville residents, asking them to be on the lookout.

On Thursday, Ogden resident Parry Nielsen found Neo in a shed. Nielsen owns a husky and figured he could find the dog.

Neo growled a little at first, but when he let Nielsen get near him, Nielsen saw his dog tag and knew the search was over.

UHP troopers were excited to give the Neo's family in Washington good news for a change. "To these people, it was like a child, and it was pretty important to them to find it," Perry said.

Out, alone in the cold and snow for almost two weeks, but still Neo made it and is heading home. "I wish there was some way I could have a GPS tag on her to follow the dog and go: ‘Where was it for the last 14 days, or   10 days?'" Perry said.

Deborah, who is the sister of the woman who was killed, got the call that Neo had been found. The two sisters lived together, so Deborah knows Neo well.

Volunteers drove Neo to Hailey, Idaho, Thursday night. Deborah planned to meet them there and take Neo home to Washington.

 
 
Neo takes a break for a bite of ice cream. Deputies found this picture on his owner's camera.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Siberian Husky Found 2 Weeks After Fleeing Fatal Car Crash
Friday, April 17, 2009

SNOWVILLE, Utah —  While a Siberian Husky named Neo was wandering the ranchland of northern Utah after the April 4 car crash that killed his Kelso, Wash., owner, dog lovers across the West were networking by phone and e-mail in hopes of bringing him home.

Lt. Lee Perry of the Utah Highway Patrol suggested volunteers concentrate their efforts where Neo had last been seen, about 10 miles west of this small town near the Idaho border, along State Route 30, which leads west toward Nevada.

On Thursday, they found Neo.

"To make something positive out of a fatal car crash, that's about as good as it gets," Perry said Thursday night in a telephone interview.

The 8-year-old dog was wearing the same harness and name tag shown in photos recovered from the car of Joyce Moore, who was killed when her SUV rolled on Interstate 84 in Box Elder County. Perry said her dog stood nearby as rescue crews attended to Moore, but fled when someone tried to catch him.

On Thursday, Cathy Crowder and her friends Dana and Ellen Love, all of Layton, joined forces with another dog lover, Parry Nielsen of Ogden.

Crowder put the impromptu team together after calling Perry to ask how she could help. She said Thursday night they'd been planning to search on Friday — her father had even volunteered to search by plan— but Nielsen called her Thursday morning to say he just couldn't wait.

He arrived first and started going to door, talking to ranchers and farmworkers, making sure they knew the story of Neo and asking if anyone had seen the dog.

As Perry tells the story, as Nielsen drove nearby roads, a farmworker from a ranch he'd already canvassed waved him down. The worker had gone into a shed to get some wire, found a husky inside who growled at him and backed out quickly, latching the door.

The dog "is in fantastic condition," Crowder reported. "A little bit thin, a little dehydrated. But his pads aren't very worn at all, he really weathered well.

"Very resilient, very sweet-tempered."

The news spread quickly, to Perry of the Highway Patrol, to a dog rescue volunteer named Lynn near Sun Valley, Idaho, who had helped spread the word by e-mail and phone when the dog was missing — and most importantly, to Joyce Moore's sister Deborah Moore, in Wash.

Still not done, Crowder gave Neo a lift to the home of Lynn. Deborah Moore jumped in her car and started driving through the night toward Idaho.

Lynn, who declined to give her full name, said in a telephone interview she's spent more than 60 hours over the last week "networking for Neo." She's been in daily contact with Deborah Moore, whom she never knew before the story of the lost dog touched her heart.

"It's my joy and my pleasure to do this," she said. "It's a very happy ending to a very rough couple of weeks for everybody."


     

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