A dog accompanied a retired college professor on a run in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday and she disappeared after the 74-year-old man was hit and killed by a car. According to Richmond.com, the missing dog, a Labrador retriever named “Rose,” was found on Sunday.
Rose belonged to retired VCU professor Richard K. Priebe, who died after being struck early Friday. The man’s frightened dog ran from the scene. Priebe’s son, Adam, believes that the pair were headed to the park to play ball.
Rose was finally captured after David Battiston spotted her running near Broad Street, with a leash still attached. Battiston told Richmond.com, “I saw this dog run across West Broad Street by the Lowe’s and saw this leash and thought, ‘Oh, she got away from the owner,'” he added, “A dog running with a leash is just scared or probably escaped from somewhere.”
Rose was captured and thanks to social media, Battiston learned who she belonged to. Rose suffered some bruises and other injuries and was taken to an area veterinarian for care and observation – when she is healthy enough, she will likely join Priebe’s son’s family in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Image screenshot via WTVR)
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