Tennessee Dog Sadly Walks Himself Home After Owner Killed in Hit-and-run

A dog in Nashville, Tennessee had to return home alone after his owner was killed in a hit-and-run, according to Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD). The dog named Patch and his 50-year-old visually impaired owner were on a walk on March 22 in the 200 block of Rio Vista Drive when the driver of a Ford F150 struck the owner.

Patch the dog

A good Samaritan found the 50-year-old woman and took her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead, according to MNPD. Fortunately, Patch was not hit by the pickup truck. He walked himself home and, according to police, was found sitting at the front door of a neighbor’s apartment.

Patch has since been in the care of Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) while waiting for his owner's family to come and claim him. However, MACC is giving Patch a new purpose after none of the victim's relatives showed up to claim the dog since the tragedy.

Patch the dog at Metro Animal Care and Control

MAAC is sending Patch to Medical Mutts, an animal rescue in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is dedicated to training rescue dogs as service dogs.

According to WSMV, Metro Nashville detectives are still looking for the driver of the pickup truck accused of hitting Patch's owner.

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