Lost, blind dog finds way back to US owners
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A blind dog that was lost and alone in Alaska as winter temperatures dipped far below freezing wasn't given much of a chance to make it home.
But after walking 16km, the 8-year-old dog was found and returned to her owners. "It's a miracle," McKenzie Grapengeter told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
The dog disappeared Dec 13 and turned up at the home of veterinarian Mark May on Dec 20. To Mr May's surprise, the dog had no signs of frostbite. "She's no worse for wear but quite an adventure," Mr May said.
The Grapengeter family hadn't tagged or put a microchip in the dog, but the community used social media to track down Abby's owners. "They've given us the most amazing Christmas gift we could ever ask for," Grapengeter said.