This Dog Is Deemed A Hero After Sniffing Out A Missing Toddler In The Woods

Three-Year-Old Eli Alcock unfortunately wound up missing, and his parents were unable to find him. Eli’s mother, Lindsy, was terrified of what might happen to her son, and feared that she’d never find him or see him again.

She immediately contacted the sheriff’s department and turned to the community for help. She asked her local pastor, Doug Downs, if his dog could do anything to help. His dog, Honey, had been tracking deer for him for the past three years.

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Honey has a keen nose, but she had never tracked down humans before, so Doug believed this was a long shot but wanted to give it a try. The two of them searched the nearby woods for hours, until finally Honey helped lead him to Eli.

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“The good Lord was watching over us that night,” Downs told kplctv. “He showed up and he showed out and he showed up through a four-legged dog and he showed us his power that night and that’s really where all the credit it due.”

Eli is still young and doesn’t really remember everything that happened, but his mother said she will be sure to tell him when he’s older about the hero dog who helped save his life.

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.