ALTON - Amy King’s beloved dog - Buddy - has been located in Alton.

King’s missing 7-year-old beagle was posted on Riverbender.com's Facebook page after he disappeared this past Sunday. King said she had several responses regarding her missing Buddy after the Facebook post.

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King explained that Buddy was hit by a car and discovered one street away from her residence on the edge of the woods by a neighbor's dog. Buddy has since been taken to Hawthorne Animal Hospital in Glen Carbon and is being treated for a leg injury. And, he is exhausted, the dog owner said.

“Buddy has been my emotional support recently while going through a tough situation and I am so thankful to have him back and accounted for,” King said. “I had felt so empty since he was gone. I am hoping Buddy is going to be OK."

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