Maryland family dog survives a week in freezing temperatures

Dempsey is now safe at home

SEVERN, Md. - A Maryland family's dog that went missing on a holiday trip to Maine has been found after surviving more than a week of sub-zero temperatures and severe winter storms.

Dempsey, a 1-year-old boxer that belongs to Jamie Cyrway's family in Severn, Md., was found Monday morning in an abandoned warehouse in North Anson, the  Morning Sentinel of Waterville reports. He had a broken leg and was taken to an animal hospital for care.

The dog was found by Christine Pierce, who doesn't know the Cyrway family, but read about the missing dog on Facebook and spent several days looking for Dempsey.

Dempsey jumped the fence at Janet Boothby's home on Dec. 28. Boothby is Jamie Cyrway's mother.

Boothby tells the  Morning Sentinel of Waterville that she never lost faith that Dempsey would be found alive.

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