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Dog that vanished after car crash found in South Tampa

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Nina, a German shepherd mix that disappeared after her owner was injured in a car crash Thursday night near Palm River, has been found safe, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Amy Abdnour, the co-owner of a soon-to-open paintball business on Plant Avenue in South Tampa, spotted the dog wandering the grounds there on Saturday. The business is about 6 miles from where Nina vanished.

Abdnour took the dog in and bought her some food. She later heard news reports about the dog's disappearance and contacted the Humane Society.

A microchip test Tuesday morning confirmed the dog is Nina. Other than a mild scrape on her right hind leg, she appeared to be in good health.

"She's super-friendly and affectionate," Abdnour said. "It's a miracle."

Nina went missing last week hours after she was adopted by Army veteran Luke Macner, who picked her up at the Humane Society. Thursday night, Macner was involved in a car crash near Causeway Boulevard and U.S. 41. After the crash, Nina ran off.

Macner, who is being treated for a broken collarbone, was reunited Tuesday morning with Nina at Tampa General Hospital.

Dog that vanished after car crash found in South Tampa 04/22/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:57pm]
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