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Blind Dog Is Found In The Mountains 8 Days After She Disappeared
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Blind Dog Is Found In The Mountains 8 Days After She Disappeared

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Meet Sage, an elderly blind Labrador who lost her eyesight due to glaucoma. Last month, the visually impaired pooch went missing for a whole week. The doggie’s owner, Beth Cole from Boulder Creek, California, said her family had gone to bed on February 24 when the 12-year-old canine disappeared. However, the doggie managed to return home – all thanks to this kind off-duty firefighter.

First, the Cole family asked everyone they knew to help find the missing dog, but to no avail. With every passing hour, they were closer to expecting the worst. They knew there were plenty of mountain lions in the area. “Our neighbors and other members of the community helped us search day and night for a week. We looked everywhere,” said Cole.

Luckily, off-duty firefighter Dan Estrada spotted her when hiking: “At first I thought it was a garbage bag in the water… [She] was lying there lifeless in this stream – her chin just above water level.” He added: “When we saw she was alive, I jumped in the stream and hugged her.” Estrada said it was about to rain, so Sage probably wouldn’t have survived another night in the mountains.

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Meet Sage, an elderly blind Labrador who went missing in the California Mountains for a week

The disappearance of the 12-year-old visually impaired doggie left the Cole family heartbroken

They were close to expecting the worst. There were mountain lions in the area

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Then a week later this off-duty firefighter spotted her. “When we saw she was alive…”

“I jumped in the stream and hugged her.” He took the dog back to the owners

The rescuer added that Sage probably wouldn’t have survived another night in the mountains

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Evelyn Pantel
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sorry for the event, but at the same time, a touch angry at the family. They leave a BLIND dog outside at night (and probably all day)? THAT is incomprehensible to me.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unfortunately, there are many irresponsible dog owners. We "thought" someone brought her in. DUH, apparently not.

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Amy Carter
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad she was found and saved in time. God bless people like Dan.

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Notchimine Mette
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you let a BLIND dog wander off on its own? That dog should be inside or on a leash with the owner outside. NO exceptions. This is very irresponsible.

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Evelyn Pantel
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sorry for the event, but at the same time, a touch angry at the family. They leave a BLIND dog outside at night (and probably all day)? THAT is incomprehensible to me.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unfortunately, there are many irresponsible dog owners. We "thought" someone brought her in. DUH, apparently not.

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Amy Carter
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad she was found and saved in time. God bless people like Dan.

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Notchimine Mette
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you let a BLIND dog wander off on its own? That dog should be inside or on a leash with the owner outside. NO exceptions. This is very irresponsible.

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