Partially Deaf And Blind Dog Protects Toddler Lost In Australian Bush

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
A very good boy named Max has stolen the Internet’s heart since the story of him loyally watching his girl while she was lost has been reported worldwide.

In Queensland, Australia, a three-year-old girl named Aurora was reported missing. Her 17-year-old blue-heeler dog, Max, was with her and over 100 state emergency service volunteers, police officers and members of the community looked for the pair.

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In the early morning hours the next day, they were found, a tad over a mile away from her grandfather’s house. The area was a bit mountainous, but there apparently was no need to worry as Max kept watch of Aurora until help arrived.

Aurora’s grandmother, Leisa Marie Bennett, said that while looking, she herd Aurora yell, “Grammy!” and knew immediately that she was safe and near. Bennett says she raced to the top of the mountain and there she saw Max, ready and waiting to lead her to her granddaughter.

What’s so amazing about our furry hero is that he is partially deaf and blind. That didn’t stop him from loyally protecting his precious human, though, and just goes to show that you most certainly can teach an old dog new tricks.

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SUCH A GOOD BOY, MAX! He stayed with his three-year-old human last night whilst she was lost near Warwick. For keeping…

Posted by Queensland Police Service on Friday, April 20, 2018

Although protecting loved ones isn’t a trick for dogs, is it? It’s just who they are. The Queensland Police Service was so proud of Max’s heroism they made him an honorary police dog for protecting Aurora.

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