Loyal Dog found alive beside owner’s body 10 weeks after hiker’s death in US
A small Jack Russell terrier named Finney was found alive beside her owner’s body, 10 weeks after they went missing in Colorado Mountains.
Washington D.C.: A small Jack Russell terrier named Finney was found alive beside her owner’s body, 10 weeks after they went missing in the rugged Colorado Mountains. Rich Moore (71) and Finney embarked on a planned hike to Blackhead Peak in Colorado on August 19, a journey that would later take a tragic turn.
Blackhead Peak, situated east of Pagosa Springs in the San Juan Mountains, became the backdrop for an extensive search operation after the duo’s disappearance. The rescue teams focused their efforts on the area between Blackhead Peak and the location where Moore’s car had been parked.
The breakthrough came on October 30 when a hunter stumbled upon Moore’s lifeless body, as reported by Sky News. However, the discovery held an unexpected glimmer of hope – Finney, the loyal canine companion, was found beside him.
Despite losing half her body weight, Finney had managed to survive by hunting small animals like mice, all the while evading potential threats from mountain lions, coyotes, and bears. Delinda VanneBrightyn from the Taos Search and Rescue team said, “If that dog could talk, it would be an amazing story. We probably could not even believe the story the dog would tell.”
Following the rescue, Finney was promptly taken to a veterinarian and is currently under the care of Moore’s family, according to local police reports. The family, grieving the loss of Rich Moore, has found solace in the enduring loyalty and resilience of their beloved pet.
“We are very glad to return Finney to the family because they have lost their loved one, but they still have this wonderful, loyal dog,” expressed VanneBrightyn to Sky News. Finney’s remarkable resilience is anticipated to provide comfort to Moore’s family as they navigate through the challenging grieving process.