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Puppy who disappeared after owner crashes in Arizona found 13 days later

Bella the dog
Posted at 2:57 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 20:23:00-04

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A recently adopted puppy that disappeared after her owner crashed in Arizona survived 13 days in the mountains and has been reunited with her owner.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports volunteers found Bella, a 4-month-old mixed yellow lab, almost two weeks after driver Michael Crocker rolled over his SUV off the historic Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Crocker was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix after crashing his GMC Yukon Denali on May 14 but Bella was nowhere to be found.

Crocker and Bella were on a cross-country trip from Alabama to Southern California. A Humane Animal Rescue and Trapping Team member found the whimpering pup not too far from the crash site of broken glass and car parts.

Officials say Crocker and Bella are recovering together in Southern California.