Despite her tiny size, a Chihuahua named Bell is nothing short of a hero after she rescued two young girls who had been lost for hours.
On Monday, 8 year old Carlie and 5 year old Lacey went for a walk in the woods near Newnan, Georgia. They girls brought their dog Lucy as well as they travelled down trails near their neighborhood.
What began as a nice walk quickly made a turn for the worst when the girls became lost.
‘”We tried to find our way out of the woods. We kept following paths and stuff and we got lost.” said Carlie, who also stated the girls had becoming increasingly frightened.
The girls’ father, David Parga told reporters that it was out of character for the girls to just wander off. After searching for the girls with no luck, Parga contacted police and firefighters.
Many neighbors joined in to help with the search, including Carvin Young and his dog, Bell. Young thought Bell would be able to help since she plays with the girls daily. Remarkably, Bell was able to lead searchers to the location of the girls.
“Bell sniffed them out. She smelled them, her tail went to wagging and she kept running and running until she got to them. She started jumping up on me and I knew we were close.” says Young.
Although they were quite scared, neither of the girls or Lucy
Neighbors have called Bell a hero and rightfully so.
Bell’s story is an excellent reminder that playing safely with neighborhood dogs can be hugely beneficial.