Neighbors of a man with dementia were able to find the latter because of his dog’s barks. The man, Alan Vizniowski, and his dog Max were found on Sunday evening.
– A man with dementia went missing from his home.
– The family of the man conducted a search together with their neighbors and the authorities.
– A neighbor was able to find the man after he heard the barks of a doggo.
Vizniowski was last spotted at 6 P.M. and when he could not be found anywhere in his home, police officers conducted a search and asked for the help of the community. The niece of Vizniowski were the ones who went to the man’s home and found it unlocked. With the temperatures dropping and the snow falling down, the family was desperate to find Vizniowski. They then took matters to social media to encourage others to call them if they saw the missing man and his doggo.
According to a neighbor, he was no longer sure if he could still find his neighbor alive or if they would recover a body. However, the neighbor heard a dog’s barks and followed it. The neighbor started calling out the man’s name and he answered. The neighbor shared, “It was kind of an overwhelming feeling to hear his voice, because the outcome could have been different. I was very grateful to hear his voice.”
The dog stayed the entire time with his owner. The family of the man said if it had not been for the dog, they were not sure anymore what would have been the outcome. The man suffered from mild hypothermia and is now recovering at home.
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