Her dog, which helped rescuers find her, was hailed as a hero.
In early May, police and volunteers took part in a search in the suburbs of Houston, Texas (USA). A woman with dementia disappeared for 3 days. Her dog, who helped rescuers find her, was hailed as a hero.
Sherry Noppe disappeared on Tuesday, May 3, much to the chagrin of her family. A resident of Texas, USA, Katy went for a walk with her Labrador Retriever named Max, when the drama happened.
For 3 days, a 60-year-old man who had recently been diagnosed with dementia was locked in the forest of more than 3,000 hectares of George Bush Park. Her faithful four-legged companion never left her.
Max stayed by her side throughout this ordeal. It was thanks to him that the rescuers managed to find her.
On Friday, at about 3 am, the rescue team was guided by the barking of dogs. “It is a small miracle that she is alive after such a long absence”, the policeman said.
The survivor, who suffered from dehydration and bruising, was taken to the hospital.
“Since she was there, she feels surprisingly well”, daughter Sherry Noppe said, “he saved her life. He is our hero”. Family members applauded not only the efforts of the rescuers, but also the Labrador Retriever.
The animal felt that its owner needed it. The loyalty of dogs knows no bounds, and their love for their owners is unconditional.