Dog trapped for 8 days with dead owner

Dog trapped in truck with dead owner for 8 days

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A senior dog spent eight days trapped inside of a truck with her owner who died on a road trip between Texas and Florida. According to WFLA News, the 10-year-old golden retriever named Sandy was with Dan Hart when he suffered a medical emergency and died.

Over a week passed before anyone found the deceased man inside of his truck in Harrison County, Mississippi …his faithful dog remained inside of the vehicle, waiting for help to arrive. According to WLOX News, a tow truck driver made the tragic discovery, and Sandy was taken to the the Humane Society of South Mississippi.

Dawn Boob, the director of shelter operations, said, “She was a sweet dog. Really just an absolutely beautiful soul, considering the circumstances…We were fortunate to be part of her journey.” It was a friend of Sandy’s owner’s family who noticed the dog’s photo of Facebook – shortly thereafter, Michelle Londke and Sherryl Jenkinson hit the road to pick up Sandy and get her back to Dan Hart’s widow, Carolyn.

Today, Carolyn and Sandy are together again…man’s best friend there to comfort her owner during a heartbreaking time.



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8 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Is back home with the man’s wife and she will always love this dog for staying by her husband’s side. Sad situation for family and friends.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    My condolences to Mr. Hart’s family for their loss. Thank God Sandy was found, rescued and returned to Mrs. Hart – a nice ending to a sad beginning.

  3. Sheri says:

    Sad story with a happy ending.
    & many many thank you’s sent to ladies that got SANDY home????
    Deepest sympathies sent to MRS. HART
    So glad you two still have each other????


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