A dog by the name of Abby miraculously survived two months in a pitch-black cave after running away from her home and owner Jeff Bohnert.
According to Mr Bohnert his two dogs, Abby and Summer went roaming around on June 9, which was nothing out of the ordinary as the pair often would go out on adventures he said.
But on this day, only his dog Summer came home.
Mr Bohnert said that he contacted his neighbours and searched for Abby but had no luck and accepted the fact that his beloved dog of almost 14 years was gone.
Fast forward almost two months later, Gerry Keene and a group of eager cave explorers entered the Berome Moore Cave on August 6.
While walking through, one of the explorers- a five-year-old child- rushed up ahead and spotted what they couldn’t believe was a dog.
“She was just lying there curled up in a ball. She lifted her head and looked at us but she didn’t respond to verbal commands. She looked like she was pretty close to being done,” he said.
According to Mr Keene he knew that the dog wouldn’t be able to walk out of the cave to the entrance, which was only 150m away, so the group wrapped her up in a blanket, put her in a duffle bag and took her out.
They took her to a few properties in the area, asking if anybody knew who the dog belonged to but luckily one neighbour contacted Mr Bohnert, who ended up heading down there.
To his excitement and bewilderment the dog that had been rescued was indeed his Abby with Mr Bohnert saying that over a week after the rescue, “she is doing very well”.
“It’s amazing how she’s springing back already. She’s acting like herself again.”
He believes that Abby was able to survive off her fat storage, as she usually weighed about 23 kgs but was down to 12 kgs when she came out.