Ciara Nolan and Jean Francois Bonnet spot dogs in Wicklow Hills, Ireland, duo wraps a golden retriever named Neesha in a coat and picks him up, eight-year-old Nisha was reported missing by her owner two weeks ago.
That’s when a pair of hikers found a missing dog that had somehow survived two weeks in the snow-covered mountains and brought the frozen pet home.
Ciara Nolan and Jean-Francois Bonnet found Neesha, an eight-year-old golden retriever, near a summit in Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains.
They wrapped the dog, which was reported missing two weeks ago, in a coat and carried her on her back for six miles to the level.
Ciara Nolan and Jean Francois Bonnet found Neesha near the summit of a mountain in Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains ) and brought her back to safety
The dog (pictured during the rescue) was reported missing two weeks ago after she ran away while chasing a deer.
In a video clip recorded on February 6 and posted on TikTok the following day, Neesha can be seen hanging from a makeshift harness on Jean’s back – made of a scarf – as they traverse the rough terrain .
The wind dampened the microphone, but Ciara could be heard saying: “She doesn’t look well. She’s so cute.”
The clip cuts to another part of the trio’s journey, this time with Nisha on Gene’s shoulders, and Ciara continues: “We’re so far from home. She’s so weak, poor baby.
Ciara kept trying to comfort the poor puppy until the group finally reached the flat after nearly five hours.
The couple decided to dress the poor pup in their spare clothes to make sure she was warm enough on the journey back to the flats.
The couple, both doctors, eventually managed to get Nisha back safely to the flats and into their car.
A separate clip shows the family huddled around the dog during an emotional reunion with their golden retriever.
Jean told Storyful: “She was near the top of the mountain, covered in snow, freezing cold, unable to stand or bark, her legs were full of wounds.
“We put her in our spare clothes and took her down the mountain for about 10 kilometers.”
The couple then decided to contact local animal charity Ash Animal Rescue Centre, which managed to help find Neesha’s owner.
A separate clip shows the family huddled around the dog during an emotional reunion with their golden retriever
According to RTE News, Neesha and her owner and another family pet, 3-year-old German Shepherd Harley, were walking on the Lugnaquilla Hills on January 23 when the pair ran after a deer and failed to return.
The family searched for the dogs throughout the night, but had no luck finding them in the expansive landscape.
They called off the search but came back the next day to find Harley waiting in the parking lot – but there was still no sign of Nisha.
Her owner made desperate pleas on social media before turning to drones to scan the area.
They also left a basket of unwashed clothes on the way – hoping Nisha could smell it – but never found her.
One of her owners, Erina O’Shea Goetelen, said Ciara and Jean had begun to give up hope before they stumbled across the dog.
After being reunited, Erina took Neesha to the vet, who said the family pet had lost a third of its weight after two weeks away from home.
She also developed dermatitis – a skin irritation – but concluded that Nisha would soon be back to normal.