Loyal pooch stays with dead owner for 30 hours

LANCASTER COUNTY, Penn., -- A devoted dog who apparently stayed in the woods for more than a day, barking to draw attention to his owner who died in the snow, needs a new home.

The family of 61-year-old Claudine Murphy, a Lancaster County woman who likely died of hypothermia, is trying to find a good home for the mixed yellow Labrador named Chase. Neighbor saw Murphy walking Saturday afternoon with Chase.

She was found Sunday evening, some 30 hours later, by a neighbor who heard Chase barking and found him with the body. Nancy Althouse, runs an informal animal rescue operation called United Rescue Effort and was a friend of the victim. She is handling inquiries from potential adopters.

Anyone interested in adopting Chase should call Althouse at 717-445-5306

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