By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A dog was thrown from a vehicle during a rollover near Cheyenne Wednesday morning, but her story thankfully had a happy ending.
Chulu and her owner were involved in a rollover accident near Cheyenne on Wednesday around 7:30 a.m., although neither were injured, according to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol requested the assistance of Cheyenne Animal Control on Interstate 25 just outside of the city shortly after the accident, when troopers learned a dog had been ejected from the vehicle during the accident.
Animal control officers arrived on scene and immediately began searching for Chulu, as they didn’t know if she was injured or not.
Footprints in the snow led officers to believe someone found the dog on the side of the highway and picked her up, which was exactly the case. Chulu had been taken to the animal shelter, where staff coordinated a return with her owner.
The owner was delighted to be reunited with Chulu and the two returned to their home in Nebraska on Wednesday.
“From all the staff at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, we wish Chulu and her owner a safe trip back home to Nebraska!” the animal shelter said in a social media post.