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Dog helps missing 3-year-old survive cold frosty night

Sunday, 03 Mar, 2013 - 01:00

Mar. 3 - Fire-fighters in Poland say dog saved life of 3-year old girl by keeping her warm throughout night, until rescue teams found her the next morning. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The tale of a 3 year old girl gone missing in the frigid cold in Poland had a happy ending thanks to a dog. Rescue workers searched for a 3-year old girl named Julia who wandered into the forest near her village in south-western Poland. She made it through the night -- thanks to the dog who kept her warm -- and alerted rescue workers as to where to find her. (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) FIRE-FIGHTER GRZEGORZ SZYMONOWSKI, SAYING: "This dog is the most important part of this story, he is a hero. It is thanks to this dog that the girl survived the night." Her grandmother says the dog was the girls best friend. (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) RESCUED GIRLS GRANDMOTHER, DANUTA BALAK, SAYING: "She was with this dog all the time. She didn't go anywhere without it. When she was with me, when I was looking after her, she constantly said, 'Granny, the dog needs to come in the house. And she told me to cut bread and she fed it all the time." Julia is now is being treated for light symptoms of frostbite.

Dog helps missing 3-year-old survive cold frosty night

Sunday, 03 Mar, 2013 - 01:00

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