Young boy and his turkey call find and save a missing elderly dog

When a 17-year-old Labrador/springer mix went missing the day after Christmas her owner feared the worst. Maggie can’t hear very well but an 11-year-old boy helped bring her home in a unique way.

The day after Christmas Maggie disappeared from her home in Dundee, New York during a heavy snowstorm. Her owner went looking, but the conditions were white out and there was no sign of the elderly dog. After several days her owner was losing hope. Maggie doesn’t see well, hear very well or even get around very well. Even if her owner called her name and she was nearby it is unlikely she would respond.

Five days later 11-year-old Austin Gibson was making a sound that was distinct enough for Maggie to hear and luckily she was close enough to hear it. “I was sitting on a snow bank practicing my turkey call when I saw something brown and I called my dad,” said Austin. “She was just standing there wagging her tail and looking at us.” Maggie had burrowed into the snow by Austin’s home just a mile from her own home.

Austin, who is a dog lover, is happy he could help. Maggie’s owner is thankful and thrilled to have Maggie back, “It’s kind of a miracle to me.”







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    January 4, 2013 8:53 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    AND God Bless 11 year-old boys who practice their turkey calls!

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    January 4, 2013 11:04 amPosted 1 year ago
    Cheryl F

    Young man created a miracle.

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    January 4, 2013 11:11 amPosted 1 year ago
    Pedro

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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      January 4, 2013 10:08 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Pedro

      Why the thumbs down? What did I say that wasn’t accurate?

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    January 4, 2013 11:16 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    God bless that little boy and thank God that Maggie is home. But why is she in the garage and not the house?? I hope she’s not kept there.

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    January 4, 2013 2:34 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Suzanne B

    So glad for this miraculous happy ending!!

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    January 4, 2013 3:48 pmPosted 1 year ago
    DieselMom

    Way to go Austin!! You are a hero. Thanks for being such a wonderful, stand-up kid! I’m proud of you!!!

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    January 7, 2013 11:43 amPosted 1 year ago
    Kevin

    So how did this dog so unnoticed for so long so close to home?

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