Dog burned in truck accident rejoins truck driver owner

Snowflake, a dog severely burned in a truck accident in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is well on her way to recovery and was reunited with her family recently.

The Winnipeg Humane Society posted this photo of driver Wade Newman posing with his two dogs Snowflake and Sasha.

The two-year old standard poodle suffered severe injuries after her owner’s semi-truck crashed on the Perimeter Highway last month. The vehicle caught fire, and Snowflake’s owner rushed in to rescue her and pulled her from the flames.

She was treated at the Winnipeg Humane Society. The WHS crowd-funded money to cover her expenses, raising roughly $22,000 in donations.

Snowflake’s owner, Wade Newman, also received serious burns and scrapes to his arms and face after the crash and while rescuing Snowflake. After spending six days in the hospital, he was released and is recovering. Newman’s other dog Sasha, an Australian dingo cross, was also involved in the crash but she did not receive any major injuries.

“Snowflake, Sasha and Wade have been reunited,” the WHS wrote on their Facebook page. “Snowflake was discharged from the WHS clinic and will be settling back in at home.”