Dog rescued from ravine by first responders


CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A dog that somehow found itself stuck at the bottom of a steep ravine in Montgomery County is now safe at a local shelter thanks to first responders who sprung into action to pull the animal out.

Lt. Eric Logan of the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department says someone spotted the dog late Wednesday afternoon at the bottom of a ravine along the Canajoharie Creek. It’s unclear how it found itself down there in the first place.

With the creek running high, steep cliffs and no trail, the only way to access the animal was to go straight down. A team of three first responders rappelled to the bottom of the ravine and after a two-hours-long effort, the dog was successfully pulled out. 

Without any identification and no owner around, he was taken to Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers where he was treated for injuries to his paws. 

They’ve named him “Skipper” and posted his photo on their Facebook page in an effort to reunite him with his family. 

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