Dog lost on Bering Sea ice for a month found alive and well

Updated: Apr. 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM EDT
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Mandy Iworrigan lives on St. Lawrence Island in the town of Gambell. She was walking her one-year-old dog Nanuq, an Australian shepherd she had gotten for her daughter. That was March 7, 2023. Nanuq later wandered off and Mandy thought Nanuq might come home, but after a few weeks? Mandy became worried. But a month later and 150 miles away (via the frozen Bering Sea) in Wales, Alaska, Nanuq was found alive and in pretty good shape! A photo of a dog posted on a Facebook group called Nome Chatter by Hilary & Michael Ahinga was in fact Nanuq. Dave talks to Mandy about the happy ending, and what she thought happened to Nanuq over the course of that month he was missing. Did she ever give up hope of finding him? She did not! Nanuq flew back home on April 6 and was happily reunited with Mandy, her daughter Brooklyn and the rest of the family. If you have a story idea for The Allgood News Email Dave: