Rocky became lost in the woods after being scared off by Fourth of July fireworks

By Kelli Bender
Updated July 12, 2016 07:53 PM

Rocky was scared, confused and alone — lost in the woods of Conway, New Hampshire.

The 17-year-old dog wound up lost because he was scared off by Fourth of July fireworks. According to AOL, Rocky was spotted by a logger named Jake Higgins, who called the Conway Area Humane Society for help picking up the dog.

Rescuers from the shelter arrived shortly after the call, and they quickly realized that Rocky was old and exhausted. To help Rocky get out of the woods, Higgins carried the dog to safety, which the Humane Society filmed and posted to its Facebook.

By chance, Rocky’s owner saw the video online and ecstatically reached out. The owner explained he had spent everyday scouring the forest for Rocky, who is also suffering from cancer, but had no luck. Grateful and excited, he came and picked up Rocky shortly after the rescue.