Dog survived being alone in the desert

Dog meat farm survivor also manages to survive 16 days in the desert

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Mochi, a white Jindo, is a survivor. Last year, he was rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea, and recently, he managed to survive 16 days alone in a desert along the Nevada/California border. According to CBS Sacramento, Mochi was on a road trip with his owners, Margaux Hansberry and boyfriend Jonathon Cline, when they made a stop in Primm.

The couple briefly left their vehicle, with a window down for air-circulation, when Mochi decided to make a run for it. A security guard reported seeing the dog “sprinting towards the desert.” For the next two weeks, the couple frantically searched the desert area…with drones and on all-terrain vehicles.

Social media posts about the missing dog were made and finally, there was a break in the mystery of the missing rescue dog – Mochi was spotted. After obtaining GPS coordinates of his the last place that he was seen, a trap was set. The hungry dog “took the bait” and was finally captured, after 16 days on the run.

Aside from losing some weight (approximately 10 pounds) and some wounds from his harness rubbing on his skin, Mochi was in good condition. Somehow, the resilient survivor managed to avoid predators and the elements for over two weeks.

(Screenshot via CBS)

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6 replies
  1. Ezgi Melody says:

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  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Mochi proved he is more intelligent, more savvy and a real survivor compared to 90% of any human. Kudos to his knack of eluding predators until he was found. His owners must have been wild with worry but in the end it all turned out positively. Mochi deserves a big juicy steak and hopefully, his owners will never leave him alone in the car again.

  3. Red says:

    Thank goodness he had owner that truly loved him and searched until he was found. They did not just give up and go home. THANK YOU to all who assisted in finding this beauty!


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