Rescue dogs help rescue missing MO boy
7 yr old "Bear" shown here with missing toddlers grandmother is the hero of the day!
Two dogs are being credited for helping to find missing 3 year old Missouri toddler, Joshua Childers. The toddler was found 52 hours after he wandered away from his family's home.
Searcher Donnie Halpin heard two dogs barking and noticed that the two dogs were sniffing around the ground. He decided to investigate. "I think the boy was laying there asleep," Halpin said. "I said, 'Hey, buddy,' and he just sat up. I said, 'You want to go home?' And he said, 'Yeah.' And I just reached down and picked him up and just put his arms around me and we hiked on down the mountain." Halpin said if he hadn't heard the dogs he would not have found the boy.
Debbie Graham later told reporters that her dogs Bear and Little Bill, are both shelter dogs who were rescued themselves. She noticed that her dogs had been missing from her property for a longer than usual period of time. She speculates that Bear and Little Bill may have been staying with the toddler in the woods to keep him warm. The weather conditions were cold and rainy and the boy was found wearing only a T-shirt and diaper but was said to be found in good condition.
Little Bill getting hugs from thankful Grandma after rescuing finding her missing grandson.
Kudos to Bear and Little Bill. We think they should get lots of biscuits and belly rubs for their good work!
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