Pet Australian dog given police honors for keeping 3-year-old safe
A partially blind, completely deaf 17-year-old pet dog was felicitated with police honors on Saturday for keeping his master's three-year-old lost daughter safe in Australian wilderness through a rainy night. The loyal blue heeler, named Max, didn't just stay with Aurora overnight, but also led rescuers and the family to her the next day, reports AFP. Read on for more.
Queensland's emergency department begun looking for Aurora on Friday. She reportedly had wandered off into a bushland on a rural, mountainous and inhospitable property. But thanks to Max, despite the bad weather and the rough terrain, she was found about 2km from her family home 15 hours later, in good health, with just minor scratches.
Aurora's grandmother first heard her faint voice, and then found Max, who led her to the missing girl. Ever since, the local police and Aurora's family have been celebrating the new-found unlikely hero. "Such a good boy, Max! For keeping her safe until she was found, you're now an honorary police dog!," Queensland Police posted on Facebook along with a picture of the pooch.