While it’s fun taking our dogs out on hikes in the mountains, it also has its dangers. As dog owners, we have to be mindful of what our dogs do whenever we take their leashes off. They’re naturally curious animals and will get put themselves in dangerous situations if we’re not careful.
An Australian Shepherd named Hobo was out on a walk near his home when he suddenly ran off to explore. Hobo’s mom, Julia Plant, tried to stop him but soon witnessed her dog falling into a 100-foot ravine. It was a terrifying experience and she was in shock.
Julia stated that Hobo was on a leash but managed to escape. Something probably caught his attention and got excited. Hobo is also deaf, which meant that he couldn’t hear his mom telling him to come back or to stop when he ran off.
Hobo did turn around and tried to come back up the hill but lost his footing. The next thing Julia saw was his dog tumbling backward into the ravine. Julia immediately called the Humane Society for help who immediately sent their Disaster Response Team.
Thankfully, the Disaster Response Team was well-equipped for different kinds of situations, including rescuing a dog that fell into a 100-foot ravine. They had the necessary equipment to safely rappel down and safely come back up.
They needed some extra help and got it from the ERT Technical Response Unit. All in all, five team members were needed to cut Hobo free from the brush and secure him for the climb back up. It also took four hours to rescue Hobo but it was all worth it.
Hobo was so relieved when he saw his mom again. Hobo was a little shaken from the entire experience but he’s thankful to everyone who helped him. Of course, Julia is also relieved that Hobo was finally back in her arms.
Because of the incident, Julia and her family decided to put up a fence around their home and also plan on keeping Hobo on a shorter leash whenever she takes him out on walks. Here’s a video featuring Hobo’s amazing rescue.
Source: ABC 10 News via YouTube