DEAF, partially blind and 17-years-old, Max the blue heeler has become a national hero after spending the night with 3-year-old toddler Aurora Kyle on a cold mountain top in Wildash on Friday. Leisa Bennett, Aurora's grandmother, was with a group of searchers when they heard the girl's voice.
'He stayed with his three-year-old human last night whilst she was lost near Warwick.
In a Facebook post, the Queensland Police named Max "an honorary police dog" for his work keeping the girl safe.
According to 7 News, Max tried to steer Aurora towards lights during the night but ended up curling up with her.
Moreover, Bennett also said that her granddaughter responded to her call and that is what made her sure that it was Aurora.
But while Max has taken out the spotlight, Aurora's family was overwhelmed by the amount of support offered by police, the SES, Indigenous trackers and members of the community.
"Max is 17 years old, deaf and partially blind". The pair was found during the early hours of Saturday morning, a little over a mile away from her grandfather's house in a mountainous area.
Philips mentioned that the search was quite hard because "the volunteers and the police were, amongst the very steep slopes full of lantana and other vegetation".
Max has been appointed an honorary police dog for his heroic service.
She was found on the property more than a mile from the family home emergency services coordinator Ian Phipps told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
She said: "I shot up the mountain. and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her".
"She's a very hardy young girl to survive that without any ill effects and everyone, all the volunteers are extremely happy".
Bennett said the reunion was emotional and was incredibly grateful for the outcome.