It was not a Saint Bernard, but a three-year-old black Labrador who made headlines in the United States for the rescue of his mistress in early May. For three days, the 63-year-old 63-year-old suffering from dementia had disappeared from the radar. Thanks to her faithful companion, she was finally found safe and sound in a park in Houston, Texas.
Tuesday, May 3 Sherry Noppe takes Max, her three-year-old black Labrador, for a walk in a large park near the city. But she never came back. The 63-year-old suffers from dementia, a syndrome that causes memory problems, difficulty performing daily tasks and disorientation.
Then begins a race against time to find the sexagenarian. And the task is not easy…George Bush Park where Sherry Noppe was last seen is gigantic. More than 3,000 hectares, the equivalent of half of a city like Rennes, reports the daily West France.
For three days, a rescue team combs the surroundings with a fine-toothed comb. The eleven members of the rescue team were fortunately accompanied by Max, the missing woman’s dog. They are finally alerted by the barking of the canine which has just discovered its lying mistress.
Here’s a pic taken of Max shortly after the rescue!!
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“I think her barking caused those people to hear her and go to that area and find her. So yes, I believe he saved his life”declares relieved Justin Noppe, the brother of Sherry Noppe, to the local television channel KHOU.
Other than a few minor cuts and bruises, the 60-year-old was uninjured when help finally arrived. However, she was hospitalized for dehydration.
“She is doing surprisingly well considering the time she was there and the weather conditions: the heat, the rain. We are very grateful”said Courtney Noppe, his daughter.
After all these emotions, Max, the new hero of the family, was rewarded as it should be with a big steak. A well deserved meal!