Missing Iditarod Dog Reunited With Owner

Nigel the Husky had bolted into the Alaska wilderness after sled crash.

Posted: March 17, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Nigel, the Iditarod Husky who bolted into the Alaska wilderness after his sled crashed about 200 miles into the grueling 1,100-mile Anchorage-to-Nome race, has been found.

The dog wandered into the Talvista Lodge near Skwenta, Alaska, on Friday, said Iditarod spokesman Chas St. George. Air searchers had been tracking the dog’s movements.

Nigel was quickly reunited with owner and first-time Iditarod competitor Nancy Yoshida.

“She was crying,” St. George said of Yoshida. “She was so excited. You could tell the two of them missed each other a lot.”

Nigel was well-hydrated and in very good condition for a dog who had been missing three days, St. George said.

Yoshida told the Anchorage Daily News that her dog “was pretty shook up” by the crash.

“Nancy fed him right away out there, and he’s continued to eat,” St. George said. “He’s doing fine.”


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Stacy   Bel Air, MD

3/19/2009 7:02:03 AM

Glad this story had a happy ending.

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Dee   Elfers, FL

3/18/2009 11:39:26 AM

This woman is a few bricks shy of a full load; she was woefully unprepared for the race and should not have been in it. Let us not forget she LET NIGEL LOOSE, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS BY HER OWN ACCOUNT QUITE SHAKEN BY THE ACCIDENT!!! I'm just glad the dog was found and survived. I don't know that going back to her is in his best interests, but so be it. This woman gives women in the race a bad name. She needs to stay home and knit or something.

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aischa   shamokin, PA

3/17/2009 9:54:08 PM

sad story glad to see the dog stayed alive and they both are together again that was good news

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S   3 Oaks, MI

3/17/2009 6:30:24 PM

Wow, that's a great story!!

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