Hunt for missing dog goes viral after owner death

A nationwide hunt is taking place for a three-year-old dog who went missing after his owner by struck by a car and killed.

Hunt for missing dog goes viral after owner death

The hunt for a three-year-old dog has gone viral after his owner was hit by a car.

The campaign, #FindBarney, was launched in Britain to track down runaway canine Barney after 72-year-old local woman Jennifer Lowden was hit by a car whilst walking her pet pooch in Devon, south west England.

Jennifer was struck on the A374 road and killed on Monday evening (25.01.16).

A police spokesman said: "Ms. Lowden was treated at the scene by air ambulance paramedics, but died a short time later.

"Ms. Lowden's dog Barney is now known to have also been involved in the collision and inquiries continue to locate him."

The plea to find the biscuit-coloured dog by Devon and Cornwall Police has been viewed over 70,000 times and has been trending on Twitter.

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