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Missing Canton Girl Found in Wooded AreaVan Zandt County, sheriff credits family's pit bull...
Nbcdfw.com ^ | 2-3-2012

Posted on 02/03/2012 4:58:21 AM PST by Dysart

A 3-year-old Canton girl who wandered away from home Thursday afternoon was found safe six hours later.

Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett Jr. said Zoey Smith was found just after 7 p.m. in a wooded area nearly two hours away, holding on to the collar of the family's pit bull named Brownie.

"The dog helped her stay safe, I think," he said.

NBC 5's Omar Villafranca snapped a photo of paramedics checking on Zoey inside an ambulance.

"It's just been a nightmare and a dream all come true in one night, you know?" said her father, Steven Smith.

Burnett said deputies began searching for the little girl after she was reported missing from her grandmother's home in the 1500 block of County Road 4027 in Canton.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99; child; safe
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To: Dysart

I absolutely agree! You can tell he is a loving dog because of the way he interacted with the neighbors. Plus, the article never mentioned that there was a problem when rescue workers found the little girl (meaning he didn’t growl or become extremely protective against the strangers). He certainly deserves a big steak!


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