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Dog found: more heartache following fatal Canton accident

Aspen was a foster dog of the Guthrie's. ((Courtesy: Tuscarawas County Humane Society)) Aspen was a foster dog of the Guthrie's. ((Courtesy: Tuscarawas County Humane Society))
The dog did not survive. ((Courtesy: Tuscarawas County Humane Society)) The dog did not survive. ((Courtesy: Tuscarawas County Humane Society))
DOVER, OH (WOIO) -

The shelter dog traveling with the Denison family that crashed in Canton Thursday, May 1 has been located in the Nemishillen Creek. Unfortunately, the canine did not survive the crash. 

"Aspen", an American Bulldog Pit bull mix was a foster dog of the Guthrie's. They are the family that had a terrible accident last week. The father, Paul Guthrie and his infant daughter, Gabriella did not survive. 

Lindsey Lewis, executive director of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society told 19 Action News,  "We had hundreds of people looking for him since Thursday. The amount of people that dropped everything... that called off work.... that took time away form their family, from their own pets for the last three days to look for Aspen, has been really emotional." 

The Guthrie's were taking Aspen for a day outing at the time of the accident. On Sunday, May 4 two volunteers went fishing and to look for him and found the dog at 2 p.m. 

"They were fishing when they saw him. He was under the water. They pulled him out of the water," Lewis accounted.

Aspen was wrapped in a blanket, the volunteers were all contacted, and the dog, unconscious and not breathing, was brought back to the shelter. 

Lewis mourned, "We were really hoping.. you know this poor family had this horrible accident.. We were hoping.. we'd have something positive come from this tragedy." 

The mother, 26-year-old Kimberly Guthrie remains hospitalized with broken bones but she is in stable condition. The 13-month old, Emelyn, has been released to her grandparents.

"They were taking Aspen up for a day visit to her father-in-law's house for a day visit in Canton and were traveling back," Lewis is saddened by the entire situation. "This is a very small rural area. I can't thank the volunteers enough." 

Aspen will be cremated and a private vigil held at a later date. 

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