Accidents happen when you least expect them, and that includes our furry friends. That’s why it always leaves the most bitter taste in the memories of those who’ve experienced it. Fergus and his family are all too familiar with this situation.
Fergus, a nearly 90 kg Irish wolfhound, lived with his owners in Nashville, Tennessee. Everything was perfect in his life until a car struck him and his owner Mickey McKay at a city intersection on January 30.
Due to the impact, poor Fergus was sent flying through the air and, dazed by the situation, he fled the scene. Mickey and his wife were unharmed, but their hearts shattered when they realized their beloved dog had vanished.
“Within 30 minutes of the accident, people were covering the entire area trying to help us find Fergus. We had rescue teams involved with feeding stations set up, and we were doing everything we could to follow the leads,” said Mickey’s daughter, Meredith Lucket.
From that evening onwards, an incessant search began to locate the lost pet. Fergus was very beloved in his community, and more than 200 people joined the Facebook group “Find Fergus” that Meredith had created.
As the saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and the strategy finally paid off.The news spread like wildfire, but they still couldn’t locate their beloved pet. Days passed, and the family had no sign of Fergus, and many began to lose hope. “At any given moment, two miles from the accident site, cars were driving with flashing lights, and traffic was slowing down. It was incredible,” said Mickey’s daughter.
“They saw him limping towards the Judson Baptist Church immediately after the accident,” Meredith wrote.
After several days of searching, it seemed that all hope had been lost. However, a call revived their spirits. A neighbor claimed to have found Fergus, and the whole family was eager for the reunion.