As you'll read, Gamboe lost Threat while chasing coons. He had an approximate area in which to look for him, thanks to GPS tracking, and felt the dog was trapped in a nearby cave. After three days of returning to the area, he heard a "muted yelp" from the two-year-old Threat. Local authorities couldn't help in the situation due to beaurocratic stipulations that say they're only authorized to help rescue humans from caves (I wonder about little old ladies' cats up in trees???).