A nine-year-old little girl missing since Wednesday afternoon lost in the forest of First Nation near Edmonton, Canada was found safe the next morning telling authorities her three dogs had kept her safe and warm, reports the Global News.
The child disappeared around 6:00 p.m. while out in the yard.
“She was playing outside, riding her bike and ended up wandering across the field here. She was following some other little children and ended up getting lost by herself in the bush,” stated the child’s uncle, Michael Cross.
Neighbors and police officers searched all night and had been preparing to bring in a helicopter early the next morning when the child walked out of the woods with her three large dogs. As the little girl was driven home by Mounties, the three dogs followed the truck all the way home. When police sat down with the lucky child later in the day, she explained what happened stating she got lost in the woods and was scared.
“She mentioned that her dogs, her three dogs, were with her for the entire night, and that they laid down and huddled with her to keep her warm through the evening,” stated Sgt. Barry Larocque with the Elk Point RCMP. “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 me how dogs can be very loyal to their owners and companions.”
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