Elderly Deaf Dog Keeps Lost 3-Year-Old Safe Through The Night, Leads Rescuers To Her


An elderly dog in Australia is being hailed a hero after saving a 3-year-old girl when she got lost overnight in the Australian outback. Max, a blue heeler who is deaf and partially blind, stayed with the lost toddler for 15 hours after she wandered off with the 17-year-old dog in the afternoon of April 20, 2018.

Three-year-old Aurora went missing from Cherry Gully in Queensland and a search team of more than 100 State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers found no trace of the little girl as the day moved into night. They had to resume their search efforts the following morning. But it ended up being Max who saved the day. Max found Aurora’s grandmother, Leisa Bennett, and lead her to Aurora so that she was found around 8 a.m., according to ABC Australia.

Kelly Benston, Bennett’s partner, told ABC that Bennett and rescuers could hear Aurora from the top of the mountain early this morning. Benston further told ABC that the little girl “went down a small valley and went up the face of a small mountain and camped there for the night. The dog camped with her.”

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