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White Lake Survivor of I-94 Pileup Finding Home for Dog Rescued from Carnage

Bob Sharpe of White Lake helped the injured and disoriented, including a dog named Sparkie he’s helping to find a new home.

Bob Sharpe of White Lake rescued this dog from the massive 46-vehicle pileup on I-94 near Michigan City, IN last week. Now, he's sorting through offers to adopt the dog to find the best match. (Photo: Screenshot of WJBK Fox2 Detroit report)
Bob Sharpe of White Lake rescued this dog from the massive 46-vehicle pileup on I-94 near Michigan City, IN last week. Now, he's sorting through offers to adopt the dog to find the best match. (Photo: Screenshot of WJBK Fox2 Detroit report)

A White Lake man is sorting through emails and other offers  trying to find the best match for adoption of Sparkie, a black lab he rescued during last week’s deadly pileup on I-94 near Michigan City, IN.

Bob Sharpe of White Lake said he was one of the lucky ones in Thursday’s 46-vehicle pileup that killed three and injured two dozen people, WJBK, Detroit’s Fox affiliate, reports.

"The accident scene was massive carnage," he told Fox 2. "I was the lucky one. I came to a stop behind a bunch of vehicles that were crashing in front of me, vehicles were passing me and crashing behind me and I didn't get touched."

He got out of his truck to give aid to some of the injured. Someone approached him with the snow-covered dog, whose owner was among those who died.

Sharpe has been in contact with the owner’s family, and their attorney has asked him to find a home for the dog.

“I think it was just too traumatic to have the dog back,” he said.

Sharpe has been caring for Sparkie in his home since then.

"I don't think he knows what's going on," Sharpe said of the 7-year-old pooch. "Strange house, strange people but he's been good."

There’s no need to call or email with an offer to adopt the dog, the television station said. Now it’s just a matter of finding the right match.

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