Sometimes, dogs get into inescapable troubles. On such occasions, they will certainly require the assistance of humans. Thankfully, Good Samaritans are willing to go out of their way to help them.
An eight-year-old deaf dog fell into a 100-foot ravine in California. A team of first responders quickly rushed to the scene to save him. They even took extraordinary measures to get the dog out of his location.
Keep reading to learn more about this rescue story.
Hobo, an Australian Shepherd, fell into a ravine near his family’s home in Sorrento Valley. Apparently, he lost his footing while his family was building a fence near the steep ravine.
A first responder from the San Diego Humane Society was able to reach the deaf dog. But there were a couple of problems. First, Hobo was trapped in a bush. Second, returning up the hill would not be possible since the ravine was steep.
The Emergency Rescue Team of the Humane Society rushed to the top of the ravine. There, the rescuers secured lines and rappelled down the cliff to reach Hobo. Once they got to the dog, they sawed away the branches that trapped him.
The rescue team members then secured the dog for the climb back to the top of the hill. Eventually, he reunited with his worried family.
The entire rescue operation took four hours.
People’s reactions on social media
The San Diego Humane Society shared pictures of the rescue on its Facebook page. It received more than 1K reactions and a handful of positive comments.
A lot of netizens thanked the Humane Society for rescuing the deaf dog. Some mistook the rescuers for firefighters. However, the Humane Society was quick to clarify that the rescuers were actually members of the organization’s Emergency Rescue Team.
One commenter said that it was good to hear that the Humane Society finally had a permanent team that would help save animals in need of rescue like Hobo.
Source: San Diego Humane Society via Facebook