black-lab.jpgA strong-willed dog has returned to its owner after surviving 40 days in the freezing wilderness of the Santa Cruz Mountains without food.

Buck, a black lab, got lost near his home on January 6th. His owner assumed he’d been swept up in a swollen river during a rain storm, but on February 16th, his neighbor heard whimpering while hiking in the mountains and found the weak, emaciated dog stranded on a patch of dry river bed.

Buck lost 50 pounds as he lay in the cold without food for more than a month.

(READ the good news story from CBS via Heavenly Creatures))


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