According to Thursday’s Rapid City Journal, a little boy who disappeared from his home earlier this week was never alone, and he was in little to no danger from predators, thanks to his trusty partner, a loyal pit bull.
On Monday, the toddler ventured away from his yard and into the snowy woods, causing his mother to fly in to a panic.
Unable to find her child, or the family dog, she phoned 911 and a desperate search was quickly underway.
About an hour later and almost a mile away, searchers came upon the child and his faithful pup.
The dog, unaware that the rescuers were friends, was not inclined to let the strangers approach.
Thankfully, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler, understood and respected the dog’s response. Rescuers waited until the boy’s father was found before approaching the protective dog and his young charge.
Footprints left in the snow allowed the rescuers to locate the child and his canine companion quickly. Thanks to the prompt rescue, the child appeared to be none the worse for wear following his snowy adventure.
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