Lulu the pit bull, who ran away Monday morning after escaping a fiery auto crash with her owner on Route 24, was found after animal control officers and volunteers spent eight hours pursuing the pup, according to Jeni Mather, a West Bridgewater animal control officer.

Searchers tracked the small black pit bull through heavily wooded areas in the Brockton area throughout the afternoon and evening Monday, eventually corralling her in a humane trap, Mather said. Brockton police were able to capture Lulu at roughly 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The dog was later brought to J.M. Pet Resort and Blue Dog Shelter, which Mather co-owns.

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“She was hungry, very hungry, and she had ticks in her ears, which we’re treating with tick preventative now,” Mather said. “She was scared but friendly and very willing to come with us. And she was excited to arrive at her destination.”

Lulu was separated from her owner early Monday morning after their vehicle rolled over and became engulfed in flames on Route 24 in West Bridgewater. The driver walked away from the accident with only minor injuries. As of Tuesday evening the owner had not reclaimed Lulu.

For updates on Lulu’s condition, visit JMpetresort.com and bluedogshelter.com.