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Dog "Koda" Saves Missing Boy

Koda

Picture it in your mind.  A two year old boy, lost.  A cold torrential downpour, the little boy wearing only a t-shirt.  Grizzly bears circling the lost child, intent on their next meal.  Parents of the boy hysterical, searching, sure their baby cannot survive the elements.  Two, four, eight, ten, sixteen, twenty-four hours elapse.  The Yukon Territory is not a friendly place for a small child, alone and lost. But all at once the boy is not alone and he has been found. 

He is found by a yellow dog wearing a mask of porcupine quills.  The dog's name is Koda, and the boy is Kale.  Together, they survive the elements and evade a grizzly bear attack until they can be rescued by a helicopter search and rescue team 25 hours later.  When the news broke that a yellow dog wearing a beard of porcupine quills was found protecting the small boy, the dog's owner, Kim Dolan, knew it had to be Koda. " I knew he would not leave the boy alone" was Dolan's comment to the boy's mother.  Koda often gets lost while out exploring in the Yukon Territory, so Dolan was not surprised that he met up with the missing boy. 

Koda is credited with protecting the child from both the elements and the grizzly bears. Although it was a sacrifice, dog owner Kim Dolan made the decision to give Koda to baby Kale.  They formed a bond surviving the night in the wilderness together, and she felt it was the right thing to do.  Dolan had tears in her eyes when she said goodbye to the hero pooch, but she knew she could not separate the hero and the tiny boy. 
http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-houston/dog-saves-missing-two-year-old-boy-the-wilderness
 

 

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Anonyomous wrote: Koda- A hero and an inspiration, congrats on finding Kane.

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