I love stories of good humans doing good things!
Sage is a 12-year-old happy-go-lucky Labrador, but she happens to be blind. So when Sage wandered away from her home where she lives with the Cole family, she couldn’t find her way back.
Sage calls Boulder Creek, California home. Boulder Creek is surrounded by some of the most beautiful forests around. But the area’s natural environment made it even harder to find her.
Eight days passed with no sign of Sage anywhere. Dan Estrada, the family’s next door neighbor, decided to take his two dogs for a hike through the surrounding forest. About 15 minutes into the hike, they found her stuck at the bottom of a steep slope near a stream.
At first he thought she was a trashbag that someone tossed down there, but when he realized who it was, he knew he had to step in and do something.
“I climbed a lot quicker, jumped into the stream and hustled over to her,” Estrada said in an interview with The Dodo. “I put my arms around her and kissed her and started to pet her. And she was able to hold her head up and wag her tail.”
When Sage was finally returned home, the Cole family offered a $1,000 reward, but Estrada wouldn’t take it. He asked that the money be donated to an animal rescue group instead.
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