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Dog missing after owner was hit by a car in Great Falls

Sonic is missing after being involved in a crash on Tuesday
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Posted at 3:35 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 17:35:03-04

Several people have contacted KRTV about a little dog named Sonic that is missing after being involved in a crash on Tuesday.

Ben Houston said in a Facebook post that at about 7:30 a.m. his mother was walking her dogs when she was hit by a car near Central Avenue and 30th Street.

Sonic, her little Papillon, got scared and ran away. He is wearing a harness and a leash, which means he could be tangled in something or in a field. He was lasat seen at around 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. near 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue North, by Play and Learn Academy.

Houston says that they offering a $500 reward to bring Sonic home, and asks that if anyone sees him, please do not chase him; instead, keep your eyes on him and call Ben at 788-5885 and he will come to the rescue.

Ben also says that his mother is OK - still sore, but "nothing broken."

The Great Falls Police Department shared the information on Facebook late Wednesday morning:

Sonic ran away after his owner was hit by a car about a block from her home at 29th St and Central Avenue, yesterday morning. Sonic's owner escaped the crash with only minor injuries and her biggest concern now is finding Sonic.

Because Sonic was still attached to his leash he is at risk of getting caught on something and not being able to flee. We encourage community members to check their properties to ensure he is not snagged on something.

Several members of Sonic's human family, and many community members, searched throughout the night. He may have been spotted near Malmstrom Air Force Base last evening. If found hang on to him and call our non-emergency line at 406-727-7688 X5, an officer or ACO Staigmiller will retrieve his from you.