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Hero Chihuahua Finds Missing Girls in the Woods

Hero Chihuahua Finds Missing Girls in the Woods

A 3-year-old chihuahua named Bell is an unexpected hero after finding three young girls who became lost for hours in the woods in Newnan, Georgia, on Monday.

CBS Atlanta reports that, on Monday, 8-year-old Carlie and 5-year-old Lacey Parga went for a walk with their dog Lucy down a cul-de-sac on trails near their neighborhood.

What started as a casual stroll became an unintended, and at times frightening, experience. As Carlie tells CBS, ‘”We tried to find our way out of the woods. We kept following paths and stuff and we got lost.” Indeed, they became scared that they were only to get more and more lost.

Carlie’s father, David Parga, noted that it wasn’t characteristic of them to wander off and, after searching for them but not hearing them respond, he contacted police and firefighters. Neighbors joined them including Carvin Young who thought to take Bell, who plays with the girls every day and knew their scent. Bell was able to lead searchers to the girls.

As Young tells CBS, “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.”

The girls were scared but no one was hurt.

One small dog who lives near Atlanta can now be called a rescuer, and a successful one at that — plus, Bell’s finding the missing children is a reminder of why it’s not a bad idea for kids to get to know the neighborhood dogs.

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8:33AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Great find.

1:24PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Bell rocks! Great dog!

10:15AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Little dog ,BIG heart!

7:20PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

A little hero dog! Heros come in all shapes, sizes and species!

11:49AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Thanks for sharing and to amazing Bell.

10:36PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Thank you Bell for saving the girls

7:48AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Great story~with a happy ending!

6:52AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

What a great story. So glad an otherwise potentially tragic story had such a great ending thanks to Bell!!

10:01AM PDT on May 21, 2013

Sweet and wonderful! :)

6:57AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Bless her heart!

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