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Golden Retriever Helps Rescuers Find Missing Dog

March 19th 2013 6:09 am
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By Caroline Golon,

When Katie, a German shepherd, went missing from her home, her family searched for her for nearly 30 hours. But it was the family’s other dog, Bojangles, who eventually found her – stuck in a drainpipe.

Katie disappeared from home on a Friday afternoon. Because she rarely left the yard, the family was immediately concerned. For the next day-and-a-half, the family searched for Katie in the dense woods on their 40-acre property, calling her name and covering as much ground as they could.

On Saturday afternoon, exhausted from a day of searching, the family’s kids took their other dog, Bojangles, on a final walk of the day. According to the Huffington Post, the kids and the Golden Retriever walked through the woods and out onto a nearby road. Suddenly, Bojangles ran to a drainage pipe and began barking. Katie was stuck inside the pipe!

Katie had apparently crawled into the pipe but couldn’t get out because the other end was collapsed.

The family had searched the area near the drainpipe numerous times, unaware that Katie was trapped inside.

It took rescue workers an hour to get Katie out of the 25-foot pipe she’d crawled into. Ultimately, they had to cut open the pipe to free her.

Aside from being hungry and thirsty, Katie was just fine and is now back at home, snuggling up to her best bud – and hero – Bojangles.


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Barked by: Jamaica - A Rainbow Girl (Dogster Member)

March 19th 2013 at 6:14 am

Ok earthly pups, lesson learned not to go into drain pipes!

Good job, Bojangles!

There is a picture of Katie in her pre rescue predicament at Poor thing!
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

March 19th 2013 at 7:00 am

Mom saw that story on line and she was so proud of Bojangles. Mom read the story to me as I am part Golden Retriever!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

March 19th 2013 at 9:36 am

Happy endings ! I bet she doesnt stray far from the back door for a while !
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

March 19th 2013 at 11:24 am

great story!!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

March 19th 2013 at 5:33 pm

Hooray fur happy endings!
What a nice tail!
Barked by: Hoss (Dogster Member)

March 20th 2013 at 7:01 am

That is a cool story. I will have to get my skin folks to get a golden in case I ever find myself in that kind of mess.
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

March 20th 2013 at 10:00 am

What a pawsome ending!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

March 20th 2013 at 8:40 pm

Congrats on being a DDP, today, Jamaica!
I hope you had a most heavenly day!
Barked by: Wesley (Dogster Member)

March 21st 2013 at 3:03 pm

Welcome home,Katie!

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