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Heroic dogs, owner rescue missing metro Detroit woman with dementia

Posted September 18

— Two heroic dogs and their owner are being credited for helping rescue a missing Wixom woman with dementia.

Owner Mark White said he was walking his two family dogs, Belle and Crew, when they learned of a missing 64-year-old woman who suffers from dementia.

"The gentleman came out and asked if I had seen his wife," White said. "I was coming up Maple and said, 'I'd be happy to look for her, what's her name?'"

While walking, White said his dogs sensed something in a wooded area and pulled him in that direction. A quick look beyond the trees revealed the missing woman.

"Sure enough, there was someone sitting in the woods," White said. "We waited for cars to pass, and I walked across and said hello."

White and his dogs quickly escorted the woman home just before dark. Police thanked White and his dogs for their quick action.

"The officers were in the process of taking the police report when she was ultimately found," Wixom police chief Ron Moore said. "This is a great story because we value our partnership with our community."

White said he is rewarding his dogs with treats for a job well done.

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