BRYANT POND, Maine — A Labrador retriever has survived being buried alive in the snow for five days.

The family of 13-year-old Sophie said the dog went missing on Jan. 4, and they were unable to find her despite pleas made on social media.

Albert Silver tells WCSH-TV that he and his family searched everywhere.

Sophie was found five days later, on Tuesday, when someone saw her head poking through the snow on a nearby property that’d already been searched. A tractor created a path to her.

Silver said that it was a “miracle” that Sophie was found in good shape after so many nights in the bitter cold. The vet said that other than losing 5 pounds, the dog was in good shape. There was no frostbite or serious injuries.


This story has been corrected to say that the dog was buried alive in the snow for five days, not five years.


Information from: WCSH-TV, http://www.wcsh6.com

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