LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A dog is back home with his family after running away from the scene of a crash in West Lafayette. Erika Voges and her dog Ikarus were in a car crash Monday morning.
Her dog Ikarus jumped out of a broken window in the car and took off. After several hours of unsuccessful searching she started making calls.
She used social media, contacted local veterinarians, animal control and posted on lost and found pets of Greater Lafayette.
Nearly 24-hours later someone found Ikarus wandering in their backyard and contacted Voges.
"As soon as I saw him and as soon as I saw he was ok, he was really dirty but he was ok ...I just broke down it was a lot to deal with and then him being him, he ran full-force into me," said Voges.
The two are a little sore but Voges said they are recovering well. Voges hopes this story can serve as a lesson to others who lose pets. She said it is important for people to make the community aware of a missing pet.