The body of a 71-year-old hiker who disappeared in August was found in the mountains of the American state of Colorado. His dog was alive and stayed by his dead owner all this time.
This is reported by CNN.
Rich Moore set off for the San Juan Mountains on August 19 with his Jack Russell Terrier, Finny. He was going to conquer the peak with a height of more than 3800 meters. However, the man never returned home.
Moore was reported missing for about 10 weeks. On October 30, a hunter came across his remains at a distance of about 4 kilometers east of the top of the mountain. According to Archuleta County Coroner Bradley Hunt, Moore died of hypothermia.
|Rich Moore and his dog Finny disappeared in the mountains. Photo: Colorado Missing Person Organization/Facebook|
Finny was next to his master’s body the whole time. The dog lost half its weight, but remained in relatively good shape.
“This dog’s devotion brought us all to tears.” said Delinda Vann-Brightin, who was with the search and rescue team.
In her opinion, Finny survived thanks to the water from the underground streams that flowed near where he was. The dog also caught small animals, such as mice or chipmunks.
According to dog trainer and dog trainer Russell Hartstein, dogs often develop a strong attachment to their owner. And the breed of Jack Russell terriers, in particular, was bred for survival by hunting rodents and other small animals.
Phinney was immediately taken into custody by the sheriff’s office’s animal control unit. Currently, other owners have been found for it.
We will remind you that the four-legged worker Hanna, who is looking for people in man-made rubble, was shown in the State Emergency Service.
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