Meet Luna, a real-life canine castaway who was reunited with her owner after being lost at sea for a whole five weeks!
The German shepherd x husky mix went missing off the coast of San Diego, California after she fell off a fishing boat while with her human Nick Haworth.
Nick along with a navy crew spent days searching for Luna around the St Clemente Island area after reporting her disappearance, but this was to no avail.
Unfortunately, Luna was presumed to have drowned.
5 weeks later, staff at the St Clemente Island’s Naval Auxiliary Landing Field spotted a dog sitting on the side of the road as they arrived for work.
This didn’t seem right as no domestic animals were allows on the island, it turns out this wasn’t any old stray, it was Luna!
Sandy DeMunnik, a Navy public affairs officer said, “She was just sitting there wagging her tail.”
It looked like Luna had managed to swim to shore and has been living off rodents and dead fish until she was saved.
Despite being slightly malnourished, Luna was healthy and not injured.
Luna was flown straight to Colorado where Luna will be collected by her human Nick’s best friend who will look after her until Nick is back from his travels.
Luna was even given a new dog tag from the Navy, it reads ‘For Luna, keep the faith.’
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What an amazing story!