Aurora, a 3-year-old girl from Queensland, Australia, was reported missing in the woods near her home, prompting a massive search operation. In addition to Aurora’s family and the police, 100 volunteers helped in the search for the young child.
She was finally found and safely returned home after a 15-hour search. Max, a 17-year-old blue heeler who is both deaf and somewhat blind, is the reason behind this. When no one could find her, Aurora’s grandma approached Max the dog, who guided the family to her location. Aurora’s grandma, Leisa Bennett, told a local TV station, “I shot up the mountain, and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and took me straight to her.”
Max had spotted Aurora and stayed with her overnight before announcing her presence to others the next morning. She’d been missing for a total of 15 hours, but she was in good health when the search crew discovered her.
Max didn’t let the fact that he was old, deaf, and blind stop him from helping his tiny human. He stayed up all night with Aurora, making sure she was warm.
“He was never out of her sight.” Bennet added, “She smelled like a dog and slept like a dog.”
After all, it was owing to Max that Aurora, the three-year-old, was discovered. It could have taken a long time for Aurora to be discovered if Max hadn’t spotted her and stayed with her. After being credited with saving the baby’s life, he is now being deservedly lauded as a hero. Max’s brave actions in the hunt were recognized by the Queensland Police Department, who chose to designate him an honorary dog. “SUCH A GOOD BOY,MAX!” wrote the police department on their public Twitter feed, alongside images of Max. While we anxiously searched for his 3-year-old human who was lost near Warwick last night, he stayed with her. You’re now an honorary police dog for keeping her safe.”