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No frostbite for Alaskan Abby:

Social media helps Alaskan family to be reunited with their blind dog.
By AAP
Date: December 26 2012
Tags: pets,
Editor Rating:
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In one of the 'feel good' stories of the Chrismtas period, a blind dog that was lost and alone in Alaska as winter temperatures dipped 40 degrees below zero has been found and returned home.

After walking 16 kilometres, eight-year-old Abby was found and returned to her owners.

"It's a miracle," McKenzie Grapengeter told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The dog disappeared on 13th December and turned up at the home of veterinarian Mark May on 20th December.

To May's surprise, the dog had no signs of frostbite.

"She's no worse for wear but quite an adventure," May said.

The Grapengeter family hadn't tagged or put a microchip in the dog, but the community used social media to track down Abby's owners.

"They've given us the most amazing Christmas gift we could ever ask for," Grapengeter said.

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