The search for a missing emotional support dog

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A search effort is underway in Braselton for a missing emotional support dog.

"I will not leave without him," Kara Davison said.

Kara Davison and her dog Bear were traveling down Interstate 85 southbound near exit 126 Thursday morning when Davison said she hydroplaned.

"We spun around several times before we crashed into the barrier wall," Davison said.

Davison said the airbags ejected and Bear was in the front seat.

"I started to smell smoke so I opened my door and that's when Bear took off," Davison said.

The 10-month-old puppy has made a huge difference in Davison's life.

"I suffer from depression and anxiety and he is the only thing that gets me through," Davison said.

Davison and two Tailz Rescue founder Carolyn O'Brien spent Friday searching the area along the interstate where they believe Bear may have gone.

"The cold and rain aren't good for these kinds of situations," Carolyn O'Briend said. "Bear is probably hunkered down in the woods to keep warm which is making it hard to see or find him."

Saturday, O'Brien said she plans on gathering as many volunteers as possible to continue the search efforts.

Anyone who believes they know where Bear is or have seen him, Davison wants people to call her at 919-930-6170.