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Rescue dog stays with owner outdoors over 30 hours in freezing Lancaster weather

Chase stayed with his human and barked continuously hoping to find someone to help.
Chase stayed with his human and barked continuously hoping to find someone to help.
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Nine years ago Claudine Murphy rescued Chase, a yellow Labrador retriever mix from a bad situation, and last week Chase tried to do the same heroic deed for his human when Murphy collapsed in the snow during their afternoon walk in Lancaster, Pa. reported the Daily Times News.

When Murphy collapsed, Chase, who had not been on a leash, barked and ran around, frantically looking for someone to help, but the near zero temperatures kept everyone in their homes. No one was even around to hear Chase's desperate cries for help.

Finally some 30 hours later, Chase, barely able to bark after all of that time, was greeted by a neighbor. Sadly, it was too late for 61-year-old Claudine Murphy.

According to Lancaster Online.com, Murphy likely died of hypothermia when she lost her bearings. She had not been wearing a coat or hat.

It was because of Chase's constant barking which eventually led to Murphy's discovery.

Neighbors have helped Chase find a new home. Stay well Chase, and you're a good dog.

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