Watching your dog run away is one of the most horrifying feelings in the world. Most of the time the dog soon returns home on their own but for this owner, his nightmare was just beginning.
Alan Whitton lives in England with his 1-year-old Jack Russel Terrier, Mitzi. The two often go for walks together but one day while they were out, a large dog approached the pair and Mitzi got scared and ran off.
Mitzi didn’t return home on her own so Alan began looking for her everywhere. Despite searching every location, he could think of, he couldn’t find her anywhere. Desperate to find his sweet dog, he shared the story of her disappearance on social media.
The response to his post blew him away because soon people from his community stopped what they were doing to help him search for Mitzi. Now multiple people were searching for the lost little dog.
Despite all their efforts, two long days passed, and Mitzi was still missing. But then, Alan received a call from a dog walker letting him know that the dogs she’d been walking were sniffing around a foxhole which made her question if Mitzi could be inside.
Once off the phone, Alan and some volunteers rushed to the foxhole. Alan had brought Mitzi’s favorite toy with him and began to squeak it outside the hole. Amazingly, Mitzi whimpered back in response to the noise so Alan dropped to the ground so he could get her out.
Alan had to reach deep into the hole but then Mitzi emerges and snuggles into his arms. Finally, his nightmare is over and despite all the dirt covering them both, Mitzi is now safe in his arms.
With the volunteers looking on, Alan holds his sweet pup close. Tears roll down his face as he’s overcome with relief that his beloved little dog has been found and will be going home with him that day.
Alan is very grateful for all the kindness of the volunteers who took the time to help him find his dog as well as for the attentive dog walker taking the time to call him. It’s amazing what a community can accomplish when they all work to help each other in their time of need.
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