Post by Greg Stamper on Aug 16, 2016 5:59:47 GMT -5
Rescue crews come to aid of German Shepherd in Red River Gorge By Victor Puente Posted: Mon 6:06 PM, Aug 15, 2016 | Updated: Mon 9:46 PM, Aug 15, 2016
POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Search and rescue crews from two different counties helped a hiker after her dog collapsed in the Red River Gorge.
Dispatchers received the call just before 10pm Sunday night. They say a hiker sent her father to get help after her 130-pound German Shepherd, Axl, collapsed and fell down an embankment while hiking on Auxier Ridge Trail.
"Heat exhaustion and overweight was probably the main concern for the dog," said Mike Sparks with Powell County Search and Rescue.
Search and rescue crews from neighboring Wolfe County helped with the effort. Sparks says another group of hikers had a tarp and they were able to carry Axl about three miles before rescuers found them.
"The first initial crew was actually able to help pack the dog out to the service road," he said.
Axl is expected to recover, but Sparks says the heat can be deadly for dogs on the long trails.
"Back in July around the 27th we had one go down on the trail and unfortunately it was heat exhaustion and stroke and we couldn't revive it."
He said Axl's owner planned to take him to the vet once they returned home to Ohio.
He suggest owners either walk their dogs in the morning while it's cool or wait until the fall.
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