"We got a phone call from somebody that there was a couple living in an abandoned house. They had no heat or electricity, and they had a dog there," Mahnken told The Dodo.
When a snowstorm hit, the couple apparently left. "I guess they went to find somewhere warm to stay, and they had left the dog behind," Mahnken said. "So as soon as we got the phone call, we ran and got her."