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Dog survives 15 days in desert outside Boise after rollover crash

The Idaho Humane Society says Apollo, a white terrier mix ran away after a rollover accident on I-84 near the Stage Stop in Boise just after Christmas. (Idaho Humane Society)

A dog that vanished after a rollover crash near the Stage Stop outside Boise survived the snow and cold for 15 days.

The Idaho Humane Society says Apollo, a white terrier mix ran away after a rollover accident on I-84 near the Stage Stop in Boise just after Christmas.

Finding the lost pooch wasn't easy. The valley's first snowfall of the season had recently fallen and Apollo is mostly white.

“I went out into the desert looking for Apollo, to see if I could locate any tracks,” explained Humane Officer Staley. “A buddy of mine helped by the hiking around the area and several other officers with four wheelers were looking for Apollo on their days off as well,” he continued.

Then the call came that Apollo may have been spotted.

“I looked out the window and saw him snooping around,” said David Banks, a caretaker at the Double Tapp Range.

Banks called the IHS and Humane Officers arrived at the scene where they successfully rescued Apollo and brought him to the IHS Veterinary Medical Center for veterinary care.

Miraculously, Apollo had survived 15 days alone in the desert through challenging conditions.

Apollo was reunited with his family last week.

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