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Snowshoers find dog that spent two nights out near Sherman Pass

Rebel, a friendly male blue tick coonhound, was lost Jan. 22, 2012, while its owners were snowshoeing near Sherman Passs. He was wearing an orange collar. Owner:  Mariann Crooks,   email: Mendenhall_mini_farm@yahoo.com (Courtesy photo)
Rebel, a friendly male blue tick coonhound, was lost Jan. 22, 2012, while its owners were snowshoeing near Sherman Passs. He was wearing an orange collar. Owner: Mariann Crooks, email: Mendenhall_mini_farm@yahoo.com (Courtesy photo)

MISSING PETS -- A young, energetic family dog lost from its owners during a snowshoe hike on Sunday has been found after two days out in the high country near Sherman Pass.

A Job Corps forestry crew heard about the lost dog and the despair of the family through an email network, so they decided to go out for a snowshoe hike today and see what they could see.

Lo! They found Rebel, a seven month old male bluetick coonhound that had been lost since mid-day Sunday in the vicinity of Columbia Mountain near Sherman Pass in Colville National Forest in northeast Washington.

He survived the ordeal wearing an orange collar, a red head halter and a small blue pack.

His owners are being notified.  The dog reportedly was dehydrated but otherwise in good shape.

Credit a close network of locals in the Republic-Curlew area who have the skills to get out in the backcountry and the generosity to look out after others.

More on this later...




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