A soldier who lost his dog in the forest hoped for a Christmas miracle

Lost during a hunting trip, the dog of a soldier he had helped to overcome health problems remained untraceable for a week. Desperate, its owner had launched a call for witnesses on social networks and promised a reward.

Ross Downum is relieved. His dog Hunter, whom he had not heard from for several days, was found safe and sound and they will soon be reunited. A story told by KWCH.

Captain of the United States Army, Ross Downum is about to end his military career due to health problems. Victim of a crisis last May, he had managed to get through this bad patch thanks to the precious support of Hunterhis 4-legged friend. “I’m not kidding when I say he probably saved me more than I saved himconfided the future ex-soldier. He was always there for me, he was my right hand every step I took. Whenever I’m with him, I’m positive and in a good frame of mind ».

Illustration of the article: A soldier who lost his dog in the forest was hoping for a Christmas miracle
Ross Downum / Facebook

However, he had to be separated from it recently. December 17, Ross Downum had taken his dog hunting in a wooded area in Greensburg, in southern Kansas. Frightened by a gunshot, the crusader German Shorthaired Pointer is silent escaped running, never to reappear since.

His master had been looking for him everywhere in the area. He had posted a wanted notice on Facebookthen had to leave Kansas to spend the holiday season in California.

“I’m just blown away”

Ross Downum was completely distraught. Hunter was not seen anywhere and he had left without him, but he smiled again on Christmas Eve when he received the phone call he had been hoping for. His interlocutor told him that his dog had just been found about twenty kilometers from the place where he had disappeared.

The captain Downum is grateful to everyone who helped him find his dog, even though they didn’t know him. ” I’m just blown away and can’t thank them enough “, did he declare.

He will soon return to Kansas and will be able to take Hunter in the arms. In the meantime, this one is in good hands.

Read also: This dog befriended a homeless person he met every day: “a great lesson in loving your neighbor” (video)

Illustration of the article: A soldier who lost his dog in the forest was hoping for a Christmas miracle
Ross Downum / Facebook

Photo by Alexandre Dieu

Par Alexander God
Chief Editor

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