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Heroic dog keeps missing girl alive

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | March 02, 2013 | Comments (4)

A heroic small dog in Poland saved a Polish girl's life after she became lost
Czaruś, a small mixed breed dog, saved the life of 3-year-old Julia when the girl became lost near her home. Photo: Barbara Zielińska

A missing 3-year-old girl who spent a night in freezing cold temperatures, survived because her dog kept her warm. The child named Julia was found 3 to 4 miles from her home with her dog by her side. Authorities believe the small dog named Czaruś kept the girl alive.

A small dog kept a young girl named Julia alive when she became lostThe missing child's parents called police on Friday after Julia, who was playing close to her home in Poland, disappeared with Czaruś.

More than 250 police officers, firefighters, rescue workers and residents searched the meadows, thickets and forest surrounding the family's home in the village of Pierzwin. They also had a police helicopter with infrared cameras and search dogs looking for the girl.

The search lasted throughout the night. Julia was found in nearby marshland early Saturday morning by a group of volunteer firefighters from Brzeźnica.

Julia was freezing cold and frightened, but conscious. Czaruś was by her side. Firefighter Grzegorz Szymanski said the dog kept Julia warm enough to live and was instrumental to her survival. "For the whole night the animal was with the girl, it never left her. Remember, it was 5 degrees below zero [Celcius] and the child was wet," he said.

Julia was taken to hospital in Zielona Gora where she is recovering. She appears to have suffered some frostbite but it is not known how serious at this time.

A small dog kept a young girl named Julia alive when she became lost
Photo: Barbara Zielińska RMF FM

police searching for missing girl and her dog
Police during search for Julia.







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Comments on this Article

And people still abuse these wonderful creatures???? They truly are God's gift to us! Well done Czarus! This girl's family better treat Czarus the way he deserves to treated! With love and kindness and generosity!
Well let me tell you, if I were the parent of this child, that little dog would be eating like a king for quite a long time. Well done Czaruś.
Correction he/she did recieve medical care*
I believe this pup is awesome and hero. The child lived and now getting more care. Did they do the same for the pup to make sure he/she didnt receive medical care?
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