OGDEN, Utah (News4Utah) – A family is overjoyed after their two dogs that disappeared for 11 days up an Ogden trail were found alive on Sunday.
On October 9, Kyah, a 5-year-old white Husky and Kona, a 1-year-old black German Shepard, ran off from a professional hiker/dog walker who was hiking on a trail near 9th Street in Ogden. The family suspected the dogs may have spotted a deer or another animal that caught their attention.
The dogs never returned.
The family and other community members spent every day trying to find them and offered a reward in hopes to get more information on where they were. Eleven days went by with no news, but on Sunday, Kona was spotted early, so the family returned to the mountain. They were there when a call came in about a homeless man with Kyah.
The man who found Kyah said he often saw the other dog Kona running around daily so volunteers went up the trail and staged in multiple locations.
At about 5 p.m. Kona was spotted on the mountain, so one of the family members was sent up the trail. That family member ran into a woman who helped lured dog, grabbed her collar and brought her down the mountain.
The family said both dogs are pretty skinny but the vet said he was amazed they both seem good.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for everyone who has expressed kind words, shares, prayers and helped in searching, and locating their dogs.