Missing 3 year old with autism found safe with loyal dogs who protected him

Having a dog for a pet is one of the best things especially their bond with the kids is amazing, they are loyal and stay always next to you and even protect us if things take any scary turn.

Missing 3-year-old with autism found safe with loyal dogs who ...

We already have heard a lot of stories about children that got lost and then were found safe and sound thanks to their furry companions.

One family experienced something similar this month after their toddler went missing but thankfully he was found unharmed and protected by a pack of friends.

The sweet Three-year-old Marshal Butler went missing from his home in Ponce de Leon, Florida and what made the cause even more scary was that the boy was autistic and couldn’t communicate.

Missing 3-year-old with autism found safe with loyal dogs who ...

Facebook/Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr.

“We were panicked,” Marshal’s aunt Kayla Stewart told WJHG. “All sorts of worst case scenarios are running through their heads… Through the whole process you’re terrified.”

The Walton County Sheriff’s Department put out the notice and required people to look if they could find the missing kid.

The police also made it known that he might be with his dog pets Buckwheat and Nala since they also disappeared around the same time.

When you are in this kind of situation there is no time to lose so the police and neighbours went out to look for the missing boy.

Luckily Marshall was discovered soon by a neighbor named Carol Shelton, who found him about about a mile from home.

Missing 3-year-old with autism found safe with loyal dogs who ...
Facebook/ Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr.

Miraculously Marshall was unharmed.

“Marshal was in good spirits when found. A little dirty from the walk through the woods, but unharmed and happy,” Corey Dobridnia, the Public Information Officer at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, said to Bored Panda.

Another inspiring thing was seen at the scene: the boy’s dogs were with him and it seems like they have been by his side all the time protecting him.

“His dogs were right there with him,” a neighbor recalled.

“Dogs are loyal creatures,” Dobridnia said. “I feel like they probably knew to stay with him when they saw he was alone. Their instincts kicked in. They stayed with the boy and watched over him until he was located.”

The Walton County Sheriff’s office summed up the sentiment in a Facebook comment saying: “We don’t deserve dogs.”

And we couldn’t agree more with that comment.