A dog missing for 43 days was rescued from a grain silo and reunited with his family over the weekend.
Milo was reported missing on Jan. 8, according to Kent County Animal Shelter. Animal control officers at the shelter received a call Sunday morning reporting a dog possibly stranded near an old grain elevator, the animal shelter said in a Facebook post. (RELATED: Dog Missing For 3 Years Found 400 Miles Away From Home)
The animal control officers found Milo in an “old bunker style silo” roughly 20 miles away from his home. The 10-foot walls of the silo had kept the pup from getting out, so animal control officers and friendly neighbors used a rope to hoist the dog to safety, the animal shelter said.
Lost Paws LLC, a local pet finder, helped the Kent County Animal Shelter connect Milo with his family.
“Needless to say, Milo’s owners rushed to meet the ACOs and their beloved dog,” the post said. “He remembered them immediately and many tears were shed from everyone.”
“What all Milo experienced during his journey will never be known,” the post continued. “However, we do know he survived frigid temps, snow storms, hunger and dehydration. He lost 33lbs and traveled nearly 20 miles over the past 43 days. What he nor his owners never lost was hope and hope is what finally reunited them.”