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Dog survives 13 days on snowy mountain

Rescue team saves stranded pup.

By Vetstreet Dec 12, 2012 3:40PM

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.

Photo: Flickr // Ohly was rescued Saturday by the North Shore Rescue team.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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42Comments
Dec 13, 2012 9:31PM
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now, that's what i like!  a happy, happy ending!  it warms my heart the love that family had for their dear friend, Ohly.  Merry Christmas to your family and the rescuers. 



Dec 13, 2012 9:16PM
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I know the dog appreciates the help in getting him back home.   Dogs are smarter than people give them credit for.  The rescuers don't get the acknowledgement they deserve.  These people devote their time and effort to help animals in need.  While you are laying at home watching t.v., these people are making a difference.  Animal rescue needs more volunteers.  Please quit talking and decide that you would like to make a difference too.

Dec 13, 2012 9:04PM
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The dumb s!@#$it owners should be put in jail for taking a pup in the mountains anyway. I would like to see the owners left out there for 13 days stupid A@#
Dec 13, 2012 8:52PM
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Why would you take a dog hiking in icy mountains???  You wouldn't take a 3 year old, would you?

A dog is like a 3 year old child, they cannot think of how to rescue themselves.

Dec 13, 2012 8:47PM
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Great story, first thing I taught my dog was to come when called no matter what is going on, it's for the safety of the dog, so if you just got a puppy or new dog please teach them this first.
Dec 13, 2012 8:41PM
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Good thing he was a Mountain Dog...Good Puppers
Dec 13, 2012 8:25PM
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Great ending to this story!  Love the face and the expression!  Dogs are so great!
Dec 13, 2012 7:47PM
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I'm pretty sure I couldn't have survived what that dog did.  As a dog lover it's great to hear people risking their lives to save a dog since we so often read about a dog saving a human.  It's what they call Karma.
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