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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 4:34PM
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He's now known as a Brrrrnese Mountain Dog.
Dec 13, 2012 4:32PM
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he's a very lucky guy.  Kudos for the people who rescued him.
Dec 13, 2012 4:24PM
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Dogs rule and humans are cool when they take care of their dogs
Dec 13, 2012 4:12PM
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nice dog ! those dogs are strong glad he made it back
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