COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Rico Suave, the boxer/chihuahua mix missing after a crash outside Willcox last weekend, has been found safe.
Rico Suave is a little worse for the wear, according to a CCSO news release. He was found shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 by a woman on Old Stewart Road, approximately 12 miles from the location of the crash.
The woman who found Rico had opened her back door to let her own dog in, when the missing pup also came inside. She contacted CCSO telling them she had seen the news report and thought the dog might be the same animal, confirming it when she called the number on the dog's collar.
According to CCSO, Rico's owner is on her way from New Mexico to meet up with the woman who found Rico. The owner's plan is to take Rico to the vet in New Mexico and then head home.
"We are so thankful for the caring people in our communities who would take in a stray animal and make every effort to find its owner and/or take care of it," stated the CCSO.