New Mexico Couple Safely Locates Missing Dog

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 5:57 pm
By: Karl Torp

UPDATE: The Garruto's say Tobin has been found in the bushes near the crash site on I-40. The family tells News 9 Tobin the dog needed a few stitches, but is overall healthy and happy to be back with his family.


OKLAHOMA CITY -- A couple from New Mexico is desperately trying to find their missing dog after a rollover accident on Interstate 40 Christmas morning.

Tobin, a Newfoundland mix, hasn't been seen since the SUV he was in rolled several times on I-40, between Choctaw and Anderson Rd.

"I'm really worried about Tobin," says owner Jessica Garruto.

Tobin is 50lbs with black curly hair and a white chest. He also has a white paw. If you have any information, you are asked to call (505) 934-4398.

"He's one of our children," says Garruto.

Tobin was one of two dogs inside the SUV at the time of the crash.

The other, Kita, ran down I-40 after the crash and was hit by a car. She was found by a Good Samaritan who took her to the vet and eventually she was reunited with Garruto and her husband.

Kita has a broken leg and needs surgery. Garruto and her husband plan to stay in the OKC area until Tobin is found.