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Heroic German Shepherd Is Enlisted To Find 90-Yr-Old Woman Lost In Forest Overnight

 When Loudell Hubbard, 90, went missing, there was only one man or should we say dog for the job.

Saby is a police K-9 of the Birmingham Police SRT K9 Unit. The German Shepherd has only been working with his handler, Officer Dustin Brock, for about two years, but he has quickly become one of the team's most valuable members.

Saby and Dustin were called to a dangerous scenario one day. A woman with dementia had gone missing in the woods near her Birmingham, Alabama home.

It was a race against the clock to find Loudell, who was too vulnerable to be out alone at night.

It wasn't long before the officers were on the track and moving closer to discovering Loudell, thanks to Saby's remarkable smell detection abilities.

The poor woman had fallen into a brook and, realizing she couldn't get out, had used her pocketbook as a makeshift pillow and lain down to rest.

While Loudell was drenched and bruised, the situation could have been far worse.

It was really fortunate that she was discovered at allwithout Saby, the team might never have identified the vulnerable woman.

Officers were initially unsure if Loudell was alive because she was lying face down in the water. So when she lifted her head in answer to their calls, it was a relief.

Locals, according to neighbor Frederick Jones, remained hopeful that the old woman would be discovered.

The prospect of her not returning home again was almost unbearable.


At the time, everyone was still optimistic, he explained. They had hope and were optimistic.

Everyone was overjoyed when they learned that Loudell had been found.

It was pure joy, Frederick stated. Everyone was ecstatic and thanking God. It really brought tears to your eyes to know she was okay.

Nothing is more terrifying than a dementia patient going missing. Many people with advanced Alzheimer's disease are unable to care for themselves.


If they are away from the care of loved ones for an extended period of time, they may forget key lifesaving abilities such as when to eat and drink and how to cross a road safely.

We wish Loudell a fast recovery from her injuries! View the news report about her disappearance below