When dogs go missing for a long time, hopes to find them alive and well are small, but however miracles happen every day and we should never lose hope.
A dog was reported missing in the San Diego, California coast two miles from San Clemente Island.
The German shepherd of 1 and a half years older was believed to be drowned in Pacific Ocean, when he fell off a fishing boat, but he was found alive and well after five weeks.
Cute Luna was together with her owner, Nick Haworth on a commercial fishing boat when she fell in the water.
The owner reported the dog missing on February 10, after days of searching and having no results in finding the canine.
“He insisted that he was 90 percent sure that she made it to shore because she was such a strong swimmer,” DeMunnik said.
The owner searched in the waters for about two days, and the Navy staff searched the Island’s water for a week and there was again no sign of Luna.
“THEY WERE PULLING IN THEIR (LOBSTER) TRAPS, AND ONE MINUTE LUNA WAS THERE AND THE NEXT MINUTE SHE WAS GONE,” SANDY DEMUNNIK, SPOKESWOMAN FOR NAVAL BASE CORONADO, TELLS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. “THEY LOOKED EVERYWHERE FOR HER. THEY COULDN’T SEE HER. THE WATER WAS DARK AND SHE’S DARK.”
But the miracle happened and after 5 weeks the dog was found safe and sound in San Clemente Island, near a Navy-owned training base 70 miles off San Diego.
“THEY SAW LUNA JUST SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WAGGING HER TAIL,” SANDY DEMUNNIK, A NAVAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, TOLD ABC NEWS. “KEEP IN MIND, THERE ARE NO DOMESTICATED ANIMALS ON THE ISLAND, SO IT WAS A STUNNING SIGHT.”
AP reports that this story made a lot of noise because domestic animals are not allowed in Island because of environmental reasons.
The crew members drove near and opened the car door and started whistling, the dog immediately jumped in, reports the Tribune.
It is believed that dog have swum ashore and survived by eating mice on Island, she got examined by wildlife biologist for the San Diego Zoo that said the dog was “perfectly healthy other than being a little undernourished.”
Then the biologist gave the unexpected news to Haworth.
‘He was overwhelmed. He was so happy and grateful and thrilled,’ DeMunnik said.
Thank god the cute doggie was found.