Lost & Hound! Hero dog saves life of missing pooch 32 days after he disappeared

Golden Retriever Gucio was found clinging on to life by terrier Diego 32 days after going missing. Wyszedł z Domu – Relacja z Przestrzenią

A small brown and white dog with pointed ears has melted the hearts of the internet after finding and saving the life of a missing Golden Retriever. 

Gucio, the 2.5-year-old Retriever disappered on February 4, after going for a wander in the spa town of Karpacz in south-eastern Poland. 

Terrier Diego picked up Gucio’s scent while out for a walk with his owner Jerzy.Wyszedł z Domu – Relacja z Przestrzenią/Facebook

But despite the best efforts of his owners who offered a cash reward for Gucio’s discovery, as the days and weeks went by they began to lose hope. 

Then, 32 days later, while out for a walk with his owner Jerzy, Diego the mongrel terrier picked up a scent. 

Leading Jerzy to an old, disused septic tank, they were stunned to find Gucio 3 metres down and clinging on to life after a rusty sheet of metal had collapsed as he’d walked across it. 

Gucio Was found 3 metres down after a rusty sheet of metal collapsed as he’d walked across it. Wyszedł z Domu – Relacja z Przestrzenią/Facebook

Barely alive after losing a third of his body weight which had plunged from 36kg to 22kg, Diego’s owner quickly called the rescue services. 

According to the vet that treated him, Diego had saved the dog’s life just in time and if Gucio had spent just one more day in the tank, it would’ve been his last. 

The story of Gucio’s rescue was shared on social media where it went viral.

A photo posted on social media shows Gucio after he was rescued, looking thin and tired, but safely indoors.Wyszedł z Domu – Relacja z Przestrzenią/Facebook

A photo shows him after he was rescued, looking thin and tired, but safely indoors.

The post prompted a flood of comments, with users moved by the story and its happy ending. 

One user posted: “Diego, you are great. It’s wonderful that Gucio is alive and recovering.”

A post on social media prompted a flood of comments, with users moved by the story and its happy ending. Wyszedł z Domu – Relacja z Przestrzenią/Facebook

Another commented: “Applause for Diego and his nose, and you beautiful Gucio get well and be a happy dog."

Yet another wrote: “Diego is a hero. Wonderful. But it was Mr. Jerzy who saved the imprisoned dog. There are two heroes.”

Gucio is now said to be making a full recovery.