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Two dogs in need of family after owner dies in crash

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TUCSON- Two dogs, named Lovie and Sassy, are in need of a loving family after their owner died in a car wreck. 

According to Golder Ranch Fire District Deputy Chief, Will Seeley, Saturday, a man was driving on Oracle Rd., near Saddlebrooke, with his mother and two dogs in the car. He said the man suffered a medical emergency while driving and began to swerve toward oncoming traffic. His mother grabbed the wheel, and the car went off the road into a ditch. 

The man did not survive. The woman is recovering from injuries, according to Seeley. 

At the scene, Seeley said two bystanders noticed the dogs in the car. 

"It was actually a husband and wife that pulled over, that saw the accident. They were the first to acknowledge the dogs and work on getting them out of the car," he said. "I coordinated with the couple to see if they could possibly transport the dogs to one of our local businesses up here in Catalina, Camp Bow Wow. They were more than happy to help and took the dogs to Camp Bow Wow."

He later went to Camp Bow Wow to check on the dogs. 

Lisa Ostazeski, Camp Trainer at Camp Bow Wow, said Lovie, a Terrier mix,  had her ribs bruised in the crash.  The other female dog, named Sassy, is a Poodle mix.

The dogs are being cared for at Camp Bow Wow, since their previous owner's family cannot take them.

"Sassy, she just wants to be with somebody and follow them and be their shadow," she said. "For Lovie, I think somebody that is going to be kind of sedentary that just wants somebody to cuddle with."

Ostazeski said she hopes the dogs will be adopted together.

Seeley messaged radio personality, Johnjay Van Es, since Van Es rescues dogs. Van Es put Seeley in touch with The Sanctuary Project, a local rescue organization.

The Sanctuary Project Founder, Amy Cubillas, said she too hopes the dogs can be adopted together. 

"Such a beautiful gesture, when you honor someone by caring for their animals when they are passed," said Cubillas. 

She thanked Golder Ranch Fire District, Camp Bow Wow and all the people involved in caring for these dogs.

She said this case hits close to home for her organization. 

"One of our volunteers, this gentleman who passed, is her husband's Uncle," she said. "So it is just incredibly meaningful for us to pick up the baton and to be able to help these two dogs."

To contact The Sanctuary Project about adoption, you can reach them on Facebook, their website, or by calling (800) 691-9168.?

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