Sometimes, all it takes is some animal love — and a dash of animal instinct — to have a happy ending.
After a nearly 15 hour search for an Alabama boy with Down syndrome, 10-year-old Kyle was found alive, and, aside from a few scrapes and bruises, healthy. Shoeless and wet, Kyle was discovered by a volunteer searcher, Jamie Swinney, and his family dog. The pooch was on a mission of her own — her puppies had also gone missing. And luckily, both the puppies and Kyle were found alive in the woods.
“I heard the dogs barking again and followed him down there and started hollering for the puppies and I hollered for him and he hollered back. He was in the creek about a half a mile over the ridge,” Swinney told WAFF.
Officials believe the puppies helped the boy stay warm overnight.
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