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Colorado couple rescues dog missing for 5 weeks off fourteener

By: The Associated Press
September 28, 2017 Updated: September 29, 2017 at 6:43 am
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photo - Sean Nichols, 28, of Alma, raced up a scree field on the north face of Mount Bross on Sept. 22 to finally rescue the missing dog off the Colorado 14er. He and girlfriend Trinity Smith reunited 14-year-old Chloe with owners Larry Osborne and Anouk Patel shortly thereafter. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Smith via Summit Daily)
Sean Nichols, 28, of Alma, raced up a scree field on the north face of Mount Bross on Sept. 22 to finally rescue the missing dog off the Colorado 14er. He and girlfriend Trinity Smith reunited 14-year-old Chloe with owners Larry Osborne and Anouk Patel shortly thereafter. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Smith via Summit Daily) 

FRISCO — A Colorado family had all but given up hope that their dog Chloe was alive after she went missing for five weeks, but they've been reunited with their 14-year-old lab-pit bull mix thanks to a couple of neighbors.

The Summit Daily reports that Alma residents Larry Osborne and his wife, Anouk Patel, put the entire town on alert after Chloe went missing in August on Mount Bross.

Osborne says they held a memorial for the dog, and he even told his son that she had died. But on Sept. 22, Chloe was returned to them weighing about one-third the weight she was. A veterinarian said malnourishment and dehydration were here only problems.

Trinity Smith and her boyfriend Sean Nichols rescued Chloe after seeing an online post about hikers hearing barking.

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