Dog saves girl in Poland, after they went missing overnight on cold weather

By on Mar 4, 2013 in Animals, Europe Comments

A dog saves a girl in Poland, when they went missing during the cold weather of the night. Julia, a 3-year old girl who lives in the village of Pierzwin, Lubusz Voivodeship, got lost in the forest on Friday, March 1, 2013 along with her pet dog, while the temperature went down to -5 degrees Celsius (23 Fahrenheit).

girl who was saved by dog

Julia, the girl who was saved by her dog
in cold night

Image Credit: Zielona Gora police

As noted at BBC News on Saturday, March 2, 2013, more than 200 people, including residents and local authorities spent long hours in search for the missing girl and her dog, but failed to find them. Finally, the girl was spotted around four kilometers (2.4 miles) away from home on Saturday morning.

According to the report, local firefighters said they believe that the dog has saved Julia‘s life from the freezing temperature, and that the animal was the most important factor for the girl to survive the cold night. The dog was seen lying beside the girl, and was a big help to keep her body warm and stay alive.

“For the whole night the animal was with the girl, it never left her. Remember, it was 5 degrees below zero and the child was wet,” Firefighter Grzegorz Szymanski was quoted in the report, with the dog being described as a small black mongrel. The poor girl was heard crying for her mother, while the dog barked aloud.

As noted at RIA Novosti, the girl was brought in a hospital in Zielona Gora and is now recovering after she suffered from frostbite. Fortunately, hospital staff told reports that her health condition is not life-threatening.

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