BOULDER CREEK, Calif. — A blind dog that was lost in the mountains in California was missing for more than a week before being rescued, CBS San Francisco reports.
Sage, a 12-year-old Labrador, lost both eyes due to glaucoma and a recent tumor. For eight days, the family dog was alone, lost in the thick woods and steep terrain of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The family mistakenly thought she had been brought into the house, only to realize after about an hour that Sage was gone.
“It was horrible. We just didn’t know,” Beth Cole, Sage’s owner, said. “You know, it was cold, she’s kind of helpless as far as being able to find her way back on her own.”
Stories of Sage’s disappearance spread on social media. Desperate to find her, the family even hired a professional dog tracker from Southern California to search the dense woods. But after no sign of her, Cole had …
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