Nearly 20 miles away from his family, residents of the town of Sand Lake heard a dog barking over the course of a few days. Later, they found Milo, stranded in an “old bunker style silo,” the shelter said in a Facebook post.
The silo’s 10-foot-high walls prevented Milo from climbing back out, so town residents helped animal control officers loop a rope around the dog and hoist him to safety, the shelter said.
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In his homecoming, Milo, who had lost 33 pounds and survived blistering cold, immediately recognized his family and “many tears were shed from everyone,” the animal shelter said in the Facebook post.
“What he nor his owners never lost was hope and hope is what finally reunited them,” they said.