Sophie, a 13-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, had been missing for five days when she was found Tuesday buried in a snowbank.

Albert Silver and his family, who live in the Oxford County community of Bryant Pond, enlisted the help of neighbors and the animal control officer in the search for the dog, reports WCSH TV.

“We looked on foot and by snowmobile and by car,” Silver wrote to the station. “We were pretty convinced that she had gone somewhere to die.”

Read the whole story and see more photos at WCSH TV.