A little Yorkie is being hailed as a little hero for his part in rescuing a 3-year-old girl who went missing from her home and got lost in a cornfield.


Remember Max, the Australian dog who protected his 3-year-old human who got lost on their family property? He was made an honorary police dog for his efforts… It seems Max has inspired another dog to be the same kind of hero!

Fat Heath, a Yorkshire terrier, has become a hero in the town of Qulin, Missouri, USA. Remy Elliott (3), went missing from her home. Her mother, Timber, walked around the family’s massive cornfield, screaming out for Remy but was only met with silence. Timber then went back to the house to call family and friends to assist her in tracking Remy.

The news spread throughout the community and eventually the search party grew to include 100 volunteers and law enforcement officers as well as a helicopter. They combed the cornfield but by nightfall, had to give up the search.

“The corn feels like razor blades cutting you, especially for a child,” one volunteer rescuer told KFVS.

“And you don’t hear well in the corn either, so when somebody is yelling your name you can hear them but you don’t know where it is coming from.”

Early the next morning, everyone set out to search the cornfield again. This time they had sniffer dogs with them. Their search dogs were barking in the midst of the cornfield when they heard a tiny canine bark in response. It was Fat Heath!

Fat Heath’s barks led the rescuers to Remy who had curled up in a ball to stay warm.

“They said that she was asleep when he picked her up,” Timber told the news station.

“She was definitely exhausted, hot, really sweaty and it took a while to drink anything. She said she wasn’t scared because Fat Heath was there. If he wasn’t I think she would’ve been terrified.”

Fat Heath has earned himself a steak for keeping Remy safe and leading rescuers to her location. The little hero never left her side for a moment!

Sources: The Good News Network
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