5 Cats, dog rescued from crash scene in Flagstaff

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A group of pets was rescued from a crash scene near Flagstaff and taken to a shelter.

A car heading westbound on Interstate 40 Thursday spun off the road due to snowy conditions and crashed into a tree.

Five cats and one dog were taken from the crash scene to Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA).

The cats were reportedly in carriers that were crushed in the collision while the dog was loose on the roadside.

Dr. Lana Holcomb, Medical Director at SCCA, says, “When traveling with pets, especially in winter weather, be sure to keep them in pet crates or carriers and use seatbelts.”

The pets have been examined and will remain at Second Chance until the owner is able to pick them up.

The dog suffered minor injuries but is expected to recover. Second Chance says the cats were “stressed” but are now doing well.