A 17-year old, deaf, and mostly blind Blue Heeler named Max spent more than 15 hours in the treacherous Australian bushland keeping a lost 3-year old little girl safe and ultimately leading rescuers to her location.
Three-year-old Aurora was reported missing about 3:00pm Friday when she wandered away from her Queensland, Australia home. The toddler’s family searched their rural property for hours but could not find her.
By Saturday morning, more than 100 volunteers, Good Samaritans, and emergency workers had joined in the search.
Around 8:00am, Aurora’s grandmother, Leisa Bennett, heard the toddler’s voice from the top of a mountain and headed in that direction – that’s where she was met by Max, the family’s 17-year old deaf and partially blind Blue Heeler.
“I shot up the mountain … and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her,” Bennett said to ABC