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Pooped pooch saved by fire crews

An Abbotsford firefighter gets an exhausted Rottweiler onto a basket stretcher. - Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
An Abbotsford firefighter gets an exhausted Rottweiler onto a basket stretcher.
— image credit: Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service

Stepping away from the stereotypical cat-in-a-tree rescue, the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service saved a Rottweiler from a ravine on Thursday.

At about 10 a.m. firefighters responded to a public assistance call at 34481 Laburnum Ave., where they arrived to find the big dog trapped in a gully.

The 11-year-old dog named Taz was found under a log, about 20 meters down the slope, and was suffering from exhaustion and hypothermia.

“The Abbotsford Fire Technical Team was able to successfully retrieve the dog by utilizing ropes, pulleys and a basket stretcher,” indicated a press release from the fire hall. “The rescue was completed in approximately one hour and the dog was fortunate to have survived the ordeal.”

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