Texas woman saved by barking dog

Texas woman saved by barking dog


Missing for three days, a 60-year-old suffering from dementia was rescued on May 6 thanks to the barking of her dog, a real “little miracle”, according to the police. < /p>

Sherry Noppe, 63, was last seen walking her black Labrador, Max, at a park in the Houston, Texas area. Her disappearance was shared on Instagram by a Harris County police officer.

Hundreds of volunteers and police have been involved in the search for Ms. Noppe, according to a spokesperson for County Police Jeff McShan in an interview with CNN. Drones equipped with infrared cameras flew over the areas of the park where a human or his dog could be hiding.

It was Max's barking, however, that led the rescuers to Mrs. Noppe.


The 60-year-old was found safe and sound in George Bush Park, Houston on Friday, May 6.

“She was located at approximately 3 a.m. Friday morning by a group tireless volunteers and officers who were alerted by the sound of his dog, Max, barking in the woods,” said family friend Michael England.

“Max saved his life,” he added.

The woman was found lying in a “swampy area,” more than two miles from where she was last seen. Max never left his mistress's side, even though he was not wearing a collar or leash at the time of the disappearance.

“Ms. Noppe and Max are now safe in their home,” said Agent McShan.

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