Young Girl Saved By Her 3 Dogs During Freezing Night in Woods
For today’s feel-good story, this one should no doubt melt even the coldest of hearts. A nine-year-old girl was kept warm and safe by her dogs when she wandered off into the woods, where she got lost and had to spend the night braving the cold.
Around 6 P.M. Wednesday evening, a young girl had wandered off from her home in the Frog Lake First Nations community (about 250 km east of Edmonton) with her three dogs, and did not return once night fell.
After the girl’s family and members of the community has began searching the dense bush for her, the RCMP were called in just after 11 P.M. The search continued throughout the night, but there was no trace of the little girl to be found.
At around 7 A.M., just before the day broke and authorities were prepared to call in a helicopter and more search and rescue resources, the girl walked out of the bush and approached a member of the search party who took her home.
The girl was found to be in good health after receiving a check-up at a local hospital. The girl showed no injuries, hypothermia or frost bite, despite temperatures that hovered around 0° C (32 °F).
When Seargent Barry Larocque questioned the girl about her night, she said she was there with her three dogs and when she laid down, they huddled around her and kept her warm.
“I have no doubt that those dogs kept her safe from maybe some animals that might have been in the area, in addition to laying down beside her, keeping her warm. It shows how dogs can be very loyal to their owners and companions.” said Laroque.
This just comes to show that dogs are indeed incredibly loyal to their human companions and live to ensure their well being- even if it means braving the cold outdoor temperatures and protecting their favorite little human from danger.
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