A loyal dog named Finney survived for 10 weeks in the Colorado mountains, staying by the side of her owner who died of hypothermia, according to a rescue organization.
Richard Moore and his dog Finney, a 12-pound terrier mix, went hiking on Blackhead Peak on August 19, 2023, but never returned home. Moore’s body was found on October 30, 2023, by a hunter who also spotted Finney lying next to him.
“She was just so loyal to her owner. She didn’t want to leave him. She was just waiting for him to wake up.”
Finney’s story is a testament to the bond between humans and animals, and the resilience of dogs.
Finney’s “magnificent story of survival” is a testament to her dedication and loyalty to Moore, said VanneBrightyn, who has trained dogs for two decades. “Jack Russells are pretty fierce, I have to say, they’re tough little dogs.”
“If that dog could talk it would be an amazing story,” she said. “We probably could not even believe the story the dog would tell.”
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– Faithful dog survived in Colorado mountains for over 10 weeks after owner died of hypothermia, Times of India, November 15, 2023
– Faithful dog survives 10 weeks, stays with owner who died of hypothermia in Colorado mountains, KSAT, November 15, 2023
– This dog survived 5 weeks in the Colorado mountains. A hiker carried him to safety, CBC Radio, June 15, 2023