Update: Owner found after dog hit by car, on the run

August 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm | In Pets, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

6:54 PM: We’re cross-posting this from the WSB Lost/Found Pets page since an injured dog might still be out there somewhere. Ashleigh e-mailed to say:

A black and white Boston Terrier was hit by a car in front of Gatewood Elementary, on Myrtle St at 5 pm. I live right across the street. There were several witnesses to him getting hit, none of whom i was able to get info from. The driver, however, stopped her car, and with a witness tried to find him. After being stuck, he ran south down the alley across the street from the east side of the school campus. I looked for him for almost an hour and a half with no luck. I keep saying “he,” but i am actually not sure of the sex.

If you find the dog, please take it to a vet, Ashleigh requests; if it’s your dog and you want to ask her more about the circumstances – you can reach her at ashleigh_spring@hotmail.com.

8:24 PM: Just heard from Ashleigh: “I found the owner of Louis the Boston Terrier. He is alive, though he does have a broken pelvis. I will report more of his condition when I find out. Thanks, West Seattle!”


  1. Oh….so sorry to hear. Hopefully he/she isn’t hurt too badly and can get care…most likely terrified.

    Comment by onceachef — 7:14 pm August 26, 2013 #

  2. If the owner sees this, maybe they could provide an update or picture?

    Comment by Philosurfy — 7:37 pm August 26, 2013 #

  3. we’re pulling for ya, louis!
    that’s a terrifying situation for driver, dog and owner ;(
    at least he’s been found and can hopefully get required veterinary treatment to begin recovery.

    Comment by kumalavula — 8:40 pm August 26, 2013 #

  4. SouthSeattleVet is 24 hrs. and emergency hours don’t even start until midnight – goes from $25 office call to $50 at midnight. Phone # is (206)242-8338. So the doggie won’t be in pain all night. Good luck. ~ Thanks Ashleigh!! ~

    Comment by KD — 9:10 pm August 26, 2013 #

  5. It’s heartwarming to hear that the driver stopped and tried to look for the dog. Cheers to you guys!

    Comment by cs — 9:25 pm August 26, 2013 #

  6. Sending you healing thoughts, Louis.



    Comment by miws — 9:46 pm August 26, 2013 #

  7. pulling for ya, Lou!

    Comment by Sean — 10:21 pm August 26, 2013 #

  8. Is this Rachel & Ray’s Louis? I have met them thru the Boston Terrier Meetup at Westcrest, they are great people and Louis is a wonderful dog. I hope we get an update on him.

    Comment by GoGo — 7:58 am August 27, 2013 #

  9. Sure hope the pup is okay! What a tough day for him & his owners & the poor driver that hit him!!! Hope he heals up quickly…

    Comment by Ms Pam — 7:26 pm August 27, 2013 #

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