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Montana rescue dog survives nights in Idaho woods

By Scott Zoltan, KECI Reporter, szoltan@keci.com
Published On: Jan 22 2013 11:57:44 AM MST
Updated On: Jan 22 2013 12:13:02 PM MST
Montana rescue dog survives nights in Idaho woods
THOMPSON FALLS, Mont. -

A Montana rescue dog survived two nights in the Idaho woods, before coming out of hiding to a familiar voice. An Idaho woman adopted a miniature pincher named Felicia from the TRACS (Thompson River Animal Care Shelter) facility in Thompson Falls.

The woman took the dog back to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and when she opened her car door, the dog jumped out and ran off into the woods. She tried to find her, but couldn’t. Two days later, volunteers from the animal shelter made the trek to Idaho, went out into the woods, called the dog’s name and after about an hour and a half, the dog came running. Now Felicia is safe and sound with her new owner.

One volunteer told NBC Montana that the chances of Felicia surviving out in the woods were pretty slim, as temperatures fell into the single-digits and the small dog could have been prey to many animals.

Folks looking for more information about TRACS can call 827-8722 or visit their website.