Dog survives 13 days on snowy mountain
Rescue team saves stranded pup.
A 2-year-old Bernese mountain dog named Ohly got spooked and ran off during a snow trek on a part of British Columbia’s Mount Seymour nearly two weeks ago.
Ohly’s family and friends tried to search for him, but with the dog in a ravine that’s so steep it’s known as “Suicide Gully,” the North Shore Rescue team stepped in so that the searchers weren’t putting themselves in danger.
The team found Ohly, but the scared dog kept running away. On Saturday, with the help of a helicopter, the team was finally able to recover to Ohly, and reunited him with his relieved family.
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He was dehydrated, but otherwise O.K. after his 13-day adventure. The Goad family took to Facebook to thank the team, other volunteers and those whose donations covered the $9,000 cost of the rescue, calling Ohly’s return the “best Christmas present ever.”
— Read it at the Huffington Post Canada
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Photo: Flickr // Ohly was rescued Saturday by the North Shore Rescue team.
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So glad he made it and that they kept trying. It's not easy to rescue a panicked dog, even more in a difficult location.
However, we had a similar story here in Colorado but where the owner abandoned the dog in the mountains, and a week later another couple spotted the dog (female German Shepherd) and moved heaven and earth to rescue her. They succeeded, and wanted to keep her, then the dirtbag owner who abandoned her to begin tried to get her back. Still pending a court decision who gets to keep her, though I and most people feel it's a no-brainer. And, another family lost three members recently trying to save their family dog caught in a riptide.
I think a big lesson we can all take from this, though, is that it's not always safe to bring our canine BFF's to the mountains and beaches. Especially if we let them off the leash!
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