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Michigan Toddler Found Asleep in Woods Using Family Dog As Pillow: A Heartwarming Rescue Story



Quick Smiles:

  • A 2-year-old girl goes missing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her two family dogs.
  • Hours later, she’s found asleep in the woods, using one dog as a pillow while the other keeps her safe.
  • Local community, police, and Michigan State Police work together to find the little girl, who is in good health after the ordeal.

A little girl from Faithorn, Michigan, wandered away from her home with her two family dogs one evening. The 2-year-old’s disappearance prompted a massive search effort involving Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers, local police, and civilians from Michigan and neighboring Wisconsin.

MSP troopers from the Iron Mountain post were called to the child’s home in Menominee County around 8 p.m. Drones and police dogs were used in the search, but as the girl’s mother, Brooke Chase, explained to WJMN in a video interview, “It was hard for the dogs to search for her because we have farm animals over here.” Chase expressed her shock at how quickly her daughter had disappeared, saying, “She was like literally gone in… a split second.”

The toddler was eventually found around midnight by a citizen driving an ATV, about three miles from her home. As Michigan State Police Lt. Mark Giannunzio described to the Associated Press, the girl had laid down in the woods, using one of her dogs as a pillow while the other dog stayed close, keeping her safe. Giannunzio called the story “really remarkable.”

After being checked out by medical staff, the little girl was found to be “in good health.” The town of Faithorn is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an area known for its dense forest landscape and bordering three of the Great Lakes: Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron.