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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office recently shared a heart-warming story on social media about a Colorado dog who survived for months away from home on its own in Colorado wildland.
Weeks after news of Finney the Jack Russell terrier’s survival for went internationally viral, the story of Nova’s survival is making its rounds. Nova the dog was found on November 19 after being missing for two months.
Jefferson County Open Space rangers and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a dog bite on November 19 at the Morrison-area Meyers Ranch Park. Two hikers had stumbled on a dog while on the trail and there was no owner in sight. They tried to befriend the dog, which was acting injured and scared, but the dog bit one of the hikers while the hiker was attempting to carry the animal down the mountain.
The hikers were still committed to helping the dog, calling authorities for help.
Crews hiked in and successfully brought Nova down the mountain in a muzzle, with a ranger recognizing Nova from a ‘missing dog’ poster that was hung more than a month prior.
Jefferson County Animal Control called Nova’s owner to arrange a meet-up at the trailhead and Nova was reunited with her human companion after two months.
It was determined that Nova had sustained a broken leg during her time in the wild. At last report, Nova was resting at home and awaiting surgery.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office also shared a quote related to the incident as follows:
“Of all the special things we choose to do for our planet, let one of them to be of service to animals,” Paul Oxton
Details regarding how Nova went missing were not included in the press announcement on the incident.
Thanks goes out to those involved in Nova’s rescue.
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