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12-Years-Old Blind Dog Saved After A Week Alone In The Woods

Sage, a 12-year-old blind Labrador, disappeared from her home last week, causing her family much distress.

Pets are more than simply animals to true animal lovers. They are considered as equals and have the same rights to love, care, and attention as people. They share history with the entire family as well as personal secrets with each individual.

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The Cole family was in the same situation. Sage, their 12-year-old blind Labrador, is nothing but a sweet spirit. Imagine their surprise when they discovered Sage had vanished after they had left her in their yard by accident. With the support of their neighbors, a search was launched right away. They distributed fliers and used social media to spread the word.

“Our neighbors and other members of the community helped us search day and night for a week,” Sage’s owner Beth Cole told The Mercury News. “We looked everywhere.”

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When there were stories of mountain lions in the region, their search got more worried, and they began to fear the worst. They even hired a professional dog tracker, but it was Estrada who, by luck, found Sage.

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When he found the labrador, she was resting in a small brook, and he assumed she hadn’t survived. When the man drew closer and Sage raised her head, he realized she was still alive. He expressed his relief to KTVU:

I started hugging her, it was overwhelming – so moving […] I put my arms around her and kissed her and started to pet her. And she was able to hold her head up and wag her tail.

“It really was a ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ,” Estrada told TODAY.

Since Sage was weak from the lack of food and water, Don carried her on his shoulders all the way to the top.

Don immediately contacted the Cole family, telling them he was bringing their beloved dog home.

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Estrada rushed over to Sage and kissed her on the cheek. Sage was familiar with the dog because her owners lived close by and Sage used to play with his two dogs.

Sage was reunited with her loved ones once more. Her family ensured that she was fed, washed, and looked after, and that she never left their sight.

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The Cole family had been offering a $1,000 reward to the person who’d have saved Sage, but Don Estrada turned it down, telling them to donate the money to an animal rescue organization instead.

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“Our family is so grateful to have Sage home!” Cole said. “Our small town has really pulled together around this happy ending made possible by our neighbor Dan.”

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