A 16-year-old toy #poodle, snatched from the deck of her home by a hunting hawk, was found alive the next day.
Deborah Falcione watched as her little old puppy Porschia was taken from the back deck of their #AlleghenyCounty, #Pennsylvania, home by a hungry raptor on Thursday. Falcione told WTAE-TV Action News 4 that she never expected to see her elderly furry friend again.
Despite understandably faint hopes, Falcione searched for hours. As daylight turned to darkness and temperatures plummeted below freezing, she was forced to give up the search. The next day, she received a call that shocked her. The #Banfield Animal Hospital (@banfieldpethospital) called to say they found Porschia. “I said, ‘That’s impossible!’ She could not have survived 28 hours out in the bitter cold weather, in 10-degree weather. This is a six-and-a-half pound dog. She’s blind. She’s deaf. She’s 16 years old. I went down there and sure enough, this is the dog,” Falcione said.
As it happens, the hawk had lost its grip on Porschia just four blocks away. An unknowing neighbor found her and transported her to the veterinary hospital, where she was evaluated and placed in a heating tank. Aside from some very understandable lethargy, she seems to be okay — with not even a single broken bone. “How she got away, I’ll have no idea. How she survived it, I will never know. But I know one thing, by the grace of God this dog is still alive,” a grateful Falcione said. #binspirednews
19 thoughts on “A 16-year-old toy #poodle, snatched from the deck of her home by a hunting hawk,…”
What a frightening, yet beautiful story. I am elated to read that Porschia is back home.
Please pardon my ignorance. Is it a toy or a live poodle? I’m confused.
That was God telling you to get a Golden Retriever.
The movie Proposal…..
This is a sign from god.
Phew good thing it was just a toy
Oh thank God. Poor little thing.
This is a great story!!♥️♥️
Standard are large. Sixe of labs and bigger.
Take that dog with you to buy a lottery ticket!
Pretty sure I saw this in an episode of Batman.
@colinjcusick the eagles will snatch him
Omg thank God!! I’d die.
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