The young Oliver Benoit’s dog, Lolipop, was found in Saint-Donat in Lanaudière, a few hours after his master.
The pug (or pug) had disappeared together with the 21-year-old young man on Friday in a forest area in the municipality.
The disappearance of the animal and its master, who suffers from trisomy 21, had been reported after the latter did not return from an afternoon walk.
Oliver was found Monday afternoon after three days and three nights of intense research by the Sûreté du Québec. Lollipop was discovered a few hours later.
It must be said that the animal has greatly contributed to helping the research teams. In fact, the dog was first located on Sunday in the Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci sector by people aboard a helicopter. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the volunteers participating in the operation were thus able to intensify the search in this sector on Monday morning.
An emotional reunion
Relief was in order for the local community and Oliver Benoit’s family when he was found on Monday. Greeted by applause, he hugged his mother and father. Several people thus emphasized the young man’s courage.
“He did it like a champ” is a phrase that came up often when talking about Oliver’s journey
The young man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, he is fine and even got his leave to return home. Thus he found Lollipop.
Videos of the dog have been shared on social networks, where we can see that the animal is very happy to find its owners.
Again on Tuesday, the young person’s relatives reiterated their thanks to the people who volunteered to take part in the research.