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Dog found after going missing following crash

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The reward for finding Chance is $1,000. It is the amount Jacob Heflin's family would have spent on their trip. They say anyone who finds Chance shouldn't be scared. The reward for finding Chance is $1,000. It is the amount Jacob Heflin's family would have spent on their trip. They say anyone who finds Chance shouldn't be scared.
Chance reunites with owner (Brix Fowler/KCTV) Chance reunites with owner (Brix Fowler/KCTV)
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UPDATE: A Blue Springs man's dog that ran off after a crash last week has been found safe, family members said Tuesday.

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A Blue Springs man was injured when his car rolled, but now he is just worried about his dog, who is missing after that crash.

Jacob Heflin and his family are trying desperately to find Chance.

"He is not just a dog. He is family," Heflin said.

He and his brown and white pit bull are inseparable.

"Normally, I can't go to the bathroom without him sitting out there waiting," he said.

But last week, a car crash tore them apart.

"It all happened so quick," he said.

Heflin fell asleep at the wheel Thursday and crashed near Kentucky Road and Highway 291. That is when Chance went missing.

"The car came to a stop, and I could see him through my windshield. Then he just took off," Heflin said.

He and his family canceled their family vacation to Niagara Falls to hang posters and canvass the area.

"I'm hoping someone has him and just hasn't seen that he belongs to somebody," Heflin's mother, Kathy Heflin, said.

Searching for Chance hasn't been easy. The area where he went missing is heavily wooded with lots of tall grass and there aren't many people or houses in the area.

"Cars are replaceable, but my dog isn't," Jacob Heflin said.

The reward for finding Chance is $1,000. It is the amount Jacob Heflin's family would have spent on their trip. They say anyone who finds Chance shouldn't be scared.

"He loves people. He's not shy at all. He'll jump in your lap. He thinks he's a lapdog," Jacob Heflin said.

He is a 50-pound lapdog whose family misses him.

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