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Message 2128526 - Posted: 15 Nov 2023, 5:11:17 UTC

Faithful even after the end.

A ‘hero’ dog has been found next to the body of his elderly owner who went missing while hiking in the US two months ago.

A US hiker who went missing in August was found dead last month on a rugged peak in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, — but his jack russell terrier miraculously survived, and stayed perched next to his deceased owner’s body for months.

Rich Moore, 71, of Pagosa Spring, Colorado, had been hiking up the 12,500-foot mountain on August 19, but never returned home, according to Fox News.

Search-and-rescue crews dropped in by helicopter and combed through the forests just below the peak, then moved toward the trailhead, where they found his car, the outlet reported.

But they couldn’t find the man — even though they spent more than 2,000 hours searching for him, reports said.

That was until about two weeks ago, on October 30, when a hunter stumbled across Mr Moore’s corpse more than two miles east of the summit — along with his jack russell terrier, Finny, the New York Postreports.

Somehow, Finny had survived for more than two months in the wilderness — and didn’t leave his owner’s side......
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