Missing Dog Found at North Vancouver Ski Area Just in Time For The Holidays

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Luna, a three-year-old Jindo dog, was rescued on December 14th. PC: Facebook

A Christmas miracle happened in Grouse Mountain Resort, located in North Vancouver, on December 14th. Luna, a three-year-old rescue dog from Korea, was finally found by the mountain’s operations team after fending for herself for three weeks. The operations team found Luna huddled under the Olympic Express Chairlift, and she was immediately escorted back to her owners on a snowcat and gondola ride. 

Luna’s dog mom, Bianca Camacho, said in a report with The Squamish Chief, that she was walking Luna on Grouse Mountain’s basin the night of November 29th. All of a sudden, Luna was frightened by the sound of her leash dropping on the ground. She took off into the dark night, not to be seen again until December 14th.

Camacho and her partner shared a “Lost Dog” flier with Luna’s photo attached in a Facebook group in the hopes of spreading the word about Luna’s disappearance. After posting the flier, Camancho found herself with a search team stacked with people who were willing and determined to help find Luna. The team worked hard to search all mountains in North Vancouver, reporting via Facebook whether or not there had been a Luna sighting that day. 

The Grouse Mountain Operations team also saw the Facebook flier, so when the team found Luna under the chair lift, Gordon McNaughton was quick to recognize her. He crawled under the lift, wrapped Luna in his jacket, and alerted Luna’s parents that she had been found. 

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Luna, huddled in McNaughton’s jacket, moments after being rescued by the Grouse Mountain operations team. PC: SquamishChief

Camacho has recently posted in the Facebook group to give an update on how Luna has adjusted since being found. Luna seems to be doing just fine, and she is enjoying the holidays after being reunited with her family. Camacho could not be more thrilled to have Luna back home for the holidays. Supporters in the Facebook group have started a GoFundMe to donate to Bianca and her partner Kyle to help them pay for Luna’s veterinary bills. So far, supporters have raised $1,060 to help Luna’s family out during the holidays. Stories like these are truly heart-warming, especially during the holiday season!

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Luna and her parents celebrate after being reunited. PC: Facebook

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