Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Animal luck dog rescued from crevice after five days

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Happy ending in the USA: There a dog was rescued alive from a crevice. He was supported on a hike and had stayed without food and water for five days.

For five days, a dog was stuck in a narrow crevice in a national park in the US state of New York – now it has been rescued unharmed. The twelve-year-old animal named Liza survived the ordeal in Minnewaska State Park Preserve without food and water, the state parks said on Wednesday (local time). On October 7th, a woman walked with her dog, and he fell into the gap. One heard his barking.

Park employees would have tried to contact the site in the following days. On Tuesday, helpers from the Ulster County Animal Welfare Association and a cave rescue team managed to save the dog from the narrow crevice.

Cave rescuer Jessica Van Ord. She rescued the dog from the twelve-meter-deep crevice.  (Source: dpa)Cave rescuer Jessica Van Ord. She rescued the dog from the twelve-meter-deep crevice. (Source: dpa)

Two rescuers observed the dog with a camera, then managed to get him with a rod with a noose. It had been raised enough that it could be put in a backpack and then brought to the surface safely.

The dog is hungry and thirsty, but in good health. Later it was brought to its owner. During the observation with the camera it could be seen how the dog licked the damp walls of the crevice and thus probably supplied itself with liquid. According to the administration, leash is actually required in the park.

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