As police, firefighters and neighbors searched for the children, Carvin Young, who lives across the street, joined in as well. He grabbed his 3-year-old Chihuahua and started looking.
“Bell sniffed them out,” Young said. “She smelled them, her tail went to wagging and she kept running and running until she got to them. She started jumping up on me and I knew we were close.”
The girls were found on the opposite side of the woods where they went in. Carlie’s and Lacey’s mom, Rebecca Parga, is grateful that her kids play with Bell almost every day and that the dog was able to pick up their scent.
“A sheer blessing that she (Bell) lives across the street from us,” Rebecca Parga said. “Bell is familiar with them, and she knew they were back there, she knew my kids. That’s what kept drawing her to go in that direction.”
The girls were a little scared when they were found but were not hurt.