Dog Lost At Sea Found 5 Weeks Later On Island Surviving Off Of Mice

This is one lucky dog.

US Navy

US Navy

A dog reported missing 5 weeks ago in the waters off Southern California has been found alive on a small island, U.S. Navy officials said.

Luna, an 18-month-old blue-eyed dog, was reported missing on Feb. 10 by her owner Nick Hayworth after she disappeared from a fishing boat, according to ABC News.

« One minute the dog was there and the next she was gone, » Hayworth told officials.

The Navy searched San Clemente Island, located about 2 miles from where Luna had gone missing, but found nothing and she was eventually presumed dead.

But then on Tuesday, the dog was discovered wagging her tail by Navy personnel who found her near a base on the island.

Luna is believed to have doggy paddled to the island and survived for five weeks by hunting mice. A biologist examined the dog and said she was a bit undernourished, but would be alright, Navy officials said.

On Wednesday, Luna was flown to a Navy base in San Diego where she was reunited with her owner.


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