According to the parents, 7-year-old Abigail and 4-year-old Cecilia, had been spotted near their home along with their dog before things took a turn.
Police officials said that both parents realized that the girls were missing and immediately raised alarm.
Luckily, a search was quickly organized for the young girls and their dog.
Their mother made a worried Facebook post which went viral in the area and people began volunteering to go out and look for the little girls.
The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office issued a statement asking local citizens not to venture into the forest as they would risk impeding the official investigation for the little girls.
Luckily the girls were found soon after around 9:20 p.m. on the same day they went missing!