A group of cave explorers in Missouri accidentally found a missing senior dog after the pup had disappeared two months prior.

Source: NewsNation/Youtube

The group of Missouri spelunkers or cavers accidentally found the missing dog in a 22-mile cave called the Moore Cave system. This cave is the 23rd longest cave in the United States, and the group was already deep within the cave when they found the dog.

The dog managed to survive the long two months because of the running water in the cave that had fish and crustaceans inside. However, the pup had to do all of this in total darkness.

One of the rescuers, Rick Haley, said that the dog was “totally cooperative” and they packed the dog in a duffel bag with her head sticking out to bring her to safety. The rescuers maneuvered the pup out of the cave 500 feet to a “very tight, awkward, vertical climb” before getting her to the surface.

They did not know who the owner of the missing dog was and knocked door to door in the local area. Finally, they found Abby’s owner, who thought she was gone forever.

We are sure that Abby is grateful for her rescuers and to finally be home!

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