FAMILY DOG RETURNS AFTER SPENDING 9 MONTHS LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS

posted by Mark Robertson - 

The Cameron family’s dog disappeared in the Oregon wilderness during a hunting trip in September. The 14-year-old Chesapeake retriever named Mo, a former hunting dog, was supposed to stay in the camper but somehow she got out and went in search of the Camerons. That trip was the last time they saw their old, deaf dog. Until last month (June) when an animal rescue volunteer got a call about a brown dog that had passed out from exhaustion at a nearby ranch. She brought her home, bathed her and fed her nearly every two hours. The dog was Mo, and he had survived one of the area’s most chilling snow falls in nearly a century while in some of the land’s most treacherous territory.  When the Camerons were contacted about Mo they were somewhat skeptical. But when they finally reunited with their dog they knew it was Mo. The Camerons were initially hesitant to see the dog after receiving so many false alarms before Glankler's call. Mo had lost her hearing and half her body weight while surviving in the wild, and Glankler warned the couple that she would not be exactly as they remembered her.

The couple is thankful to all the people who came forward to make the reunion possible. "The sheriff's office, the hunters who set aside their tags and their hunting trips to help look for a lost dog," Darwin said. "Boy, we're blessed to have her back." Glanker became very fond of the now 14-year-old dog during their brief time together and has nicknamed her "The Legend" in honor of all she survived. "Who saved Mo? Mo saved Mo," Glankler said. "Even here when I would take her out on a lead, she was searching. She knew who she was looking for. She's incredible."

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