...Am I the only one who is disgusted by this?
No, you are not.
Sorry to hear of your friend's death.
There are too many motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and other victims where their death at the hands of an inattentive or downright felonious driver merits nothing more than a shoulder shrug from authorities, and a statement along the lines of "gosh darn that's an unfortunate accident".
For it to get topped off by the lady's ****ing dog being lost as a news story is beyond the pale.
Yes, I'm thoroughly disgusted by that situation.