It’s been proven time and time again that not all heroes wear capes, some rock a shaggy coat of fur and run on 4 legs. Max, a 17-year-old blue heeler from Queensland, Australia, is no exception as his heroic actions are praised all over the internet.

Last Friday, a 3-year-old girl named Aurora was reported missing after she wandered off with her dog into bushland and disappeared. Local police and a group of volunteers searched the area throughout the night, however, they were unable to locate her. The girl’s grandmother, Leisa Bennett was with the search party on Saturday, when she heard Aurora’s voice. “I shot up the mountain, and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her.” Bennett told ABC Brisbane. The 17-year-old deaf and half-blind family dog has apparently spent the cold and rainy night with the girl, keeping her warm. “He never left her sight. She smelled of dog, she slept with the dog.” Leisa Bennet explained. Fortunately, Aurora was in good health, despite a couple of scratches.

For his loyalty and dedication, local police awarded Max a title of an honorary police dog. We hope he gets many treats for being the best boy!


Meet Max, a 17-year-old deaf and half-blind dog from Queensland, Australia who became a true hero last weekend

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Last Friday, wearing only a T-shirt and pants, the 3-year-old Aurora wandered off with Max into bushland and got lost

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Local police forces, as well as volunteers, looked for Aurora for over 15 hours, on a cold and rainy night

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On a Saturday morning Leisa Bennett heard the girl’s voice, “I shot up the mountain, and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her”

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They followed the dog and found Aurora on top of a steep hill, in good health

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Max, although deaf and half-blind stayed with Aurora all night, keeping her warm as well as leading the search party to where she was hiding

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For his heroic actions, Max has been declared a honorary police dog by the local police department

And people on the internet were quick to praise the loyal dog