Reward offered for dog missing since 28-vehicle crash

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoAnyone who has seen Daisy, a female terrier, is asked to call East Padden Animal Hospital at 360-892-1500. Daisy belonged to a man who died Feb. 6 in a massive crash on Interstate 5.

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photoAnyone who has seen Daisy, a female terrier, is asked to call East Padden Animal Hospital at 360-892-1500. She was reported missing after her owner died in a crash last week.

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It’s been almost a month since a little brown terrier named Daisy went missing.

Cindy Koch, who lives on Vashon Island in Puget Sound, returned to the Ridgefield area Monday to put up new fliers — now offering $1,000 of her own money as a reward for helping return the dog to her owners.

“This little dog is haunting me,” Koch said. “I can’t give up on her.”

Daisy has been missing since a snow torm hit Clark County on Feb. 6 and 28 vehicles crashed on southbound Interstate 5 near the Gee Creek Rest Area.

The dog was in a Ford Explorer driven by Matthew Scott, a 39-year-old Oregon man who died in the crash.

Since the crash, Koch said, many people have reportedly spotted the 2-year-old terrier.

“Two truck drivers saw little Daisy last week,” she said. “They tried to catch her and she ran.”

If anyone sees the dog, they are asked to call a local volunteer helping Koch at 360-903-1775 or the East Padden Animal Hospital at 360-892-1500.