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Faithful Lab Saves Boy Lost in Wilderness for 44 Hours

Proteccion Civil Galeana NL

It has been said for years that a dog is a man’s best friend. Well, here is another example that supports that claim!

Gathering firewood is a common activity that takes place at summer camps all across the world; but for Juan Heriberto Trevino, searching for firewood would take a little longer than expected!

Last Sunday, Juan was staying at a summer camp in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range when he was separated from his group and fell down a ravine. Rattlesnakes and other harmful animals suddenly became a real threat to Juan. Thankfully fate had another plan.

At this point things could have gotten very bad for Juan if it were not for a dog named Max. Max the lab had followed Juan into the brush and refused to leave him behind. The dog even helped Max stay warm during the cold of the night.

Photo By: Protección Civil Galeana NL
Photo By: Protección Civil Galeana NL

“I grabbed Max and put him on my legs to not be so cold and hugged the dog,” Trevino reported to  Noticieros Televisa.

As the two continued to try to find their way out of the mountains the next day, Max pulled through again by leading Juan to a puddle so the both could hydrate.

Believe it or not, it took rescuers 44 hours to find Juan and Max. Thankfully they both were fine despite lacking nutrition and suffering from mild cases of dehydration.

Things could have turned out far worse for Juan had Max not stayed by his side! Each year dogs continue to prove their commitment to humans.

I know Juan is certainly grateful for his dear friend’s company. Way to go, Max!



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Faithful Lab Saves Boy Lost in Wilderness for 44 Hours