Volunteers from the local humane society heard about Rex and helped them search until 2 a.m., when it began to rain. Montero lives about three hours away from Berlin, in Montgomery County. Exhausted and heartbroken, the couple decided to get some rest and rented a hotel room in the area.
The crash happened on Stephen Decatur Highway in front of a corner store. Little did Montero know then how well she would get to know this area, along with the people who lived there. The hunt to find Rex was on.
“The next day the search became intense. We got the whole town involved,” she said. “It’s a super tight-knit town. Each day people we didn’t know were out searching, asking how they could help. I would tell them, ‘He likes squeaky toys,’ and people came out with squeaky toys. It was incredible.”
There were sightings of Rex, and people sent Montero pictures, yet he still remained at large.