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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C
# tillie and phoebe
This dog watched over her friend for a week after she got trapped

Dog Guards Dog AP AP

AN ANIMAL SHELTER in the US state of Washington says a dog dutifully stood guard for a nearly a week, to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern on Vashon Island.

Tillie, a setter mix, only left Phoebe’s side to try to alert people of her trapped friend.

Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors says the two were found on Tuesday after they were reported missing by their owners last week.

Dog Guards Dog AP AP


The group said volunteers looking for the pair received a call about a reddish dog being seen on someone’s property a few times, before promptly heading back into the ravine.

Carey says the Pet Protectors followed the tip and found Tillie lying beside an old cistern. And inside, rescuers found Phoebe, a basset hound, on a pile of stones above the water.

The dogs were cold and hungry, but otherwise unharmed.

“It’s really quite remarkable,” Carey said

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