A group of 30 mountaineers from The Mexican Alpine Club staged a difficult rescue mission up a dormant volcano summit to save a stranded stray dog. The said dog has been so adventurous and was stranded at the summit for nearly a month, braving the wind and cold the whole time.
As the story went, the stray dog who was named by the hikers as Canelo was a tan hound mix. A month ago, he reportedly climbed the 18,491-foot mountain called the Pico de Orizaba following a pack of hikers who gave him food. But when it was time to go back down, Canelo refused and stayed at the summit on his lofty position. But it was a difficult hike down to do on his own so he was indefinitely stranded.
It was definitely a challenging month for Canelo as the winds were really blowing hard at the time and it was also cold. Thankfully, a team of climbing instructors including Layo Aguilar who documented the whole process took on the daunting challenge of rescuing him.
When Aguilar and the team found Canelo, he was shivering and starving so they slowly coaxed him with water and snacks. Once Canelo finally gave his trust to the team, the next challenge was how to get him back down the mountain. Eventually, they certainly decided that the best option was to bundle him up, put him in a backpack, and tote him down the mountainside.
The mission was a success and as soon as they reached sea level, the team took Canelo to the local veterinarian where he got checked. After that, the vet provided Canelo with his basic needs and let him rest and recover. Sadly though since Aguilar already had two dogs of his own, he couldn’t adopt Canelo. So after he was fully recovered, Aguilar handed him over to a friend who works in a local shelter.
And as soon as the news of Canelo’s adventurous exploits broke nationally, a lot of adoption inquiries flowed into the shelter. Hopefully, Canelo finds his forever home soon.
Source: Facebook via Layo Aguilar