Officials said the dog had been located on Hedden Road.
Red Cross volunteers were providing food and refreshments to the 50-member search party. Volunteer and emergency crews continued searching for Austin Friday morning and were told if they find him to not touch him and call first responders.
There is no word yet on his condition. Officials said Austin was found about a mile and a half away from the home in a pile of leaves.
They said people searched that area Thursday night but did not find him there. Officials said he would be okay.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office public information officer said Austin was transported to a hospital in Chattanooga and was doing fine this morning.
Officials said he was treated for dehydration and released.
He said they were so glad it ended well, it was the type of ending everyone wishes for.
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