Loyal dog, stayed with deceased owner in woods for more than a day, needs home
Lancaster PA — Chase apparently stayed in the woods for more than a day, barking to draw attention to his owner, who lay dead in the snow.
Now, the family of Claudine Louise Murphy, a Brecknock Township woman who likely died of hypothermia sometime Saturday, is trying to find a good home for the devoted pooch.
“Chase was not on a leash, he was just walking beside her,” said Nancy Althouse, who lives nearby and who first rescued Chase, a mixed yellow Labrador retriever, from a bad living situation some nine years ago.
“She rescued him, and then he tried to rescue her. And now he is without a home.”