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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:58 PM

St Bernard dog rescued after collapsing on England's highest peak

St Bernard dog rescued after collapsing on England's highest peak

Team of 16 volunteers carried Daisy off Scafell Pike on a stretcher during five-hour operation

Link to story: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/26/st-bernard-dog-rescued-after-collapsing-on-scafell-pike

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A mountain rescue team has said its members “didn’t need to think twice” when they were called to help a 121lb (55kg) St Bernard dog that had collapsed while descending England’s highest peak.

Sixteen volunteers from Wasdale mountain rescue team spent nearly five hours rescuing Daisy from Scafell Pike after receiving a call from Cumbria police. The team said the dog was displaying signs of pain in her rear legs and was refusing to move as she came down from the summit of the mountain with her owners on Friday evening.

They sought advice from vets before beginning the rescue operation and were able to assess Daisy’s condition and administer pain relief before lifting her off the mountain on a stretcher.

The team said: “After a little persuasion and a bit of arranging the stretcher to become dog-friendly, and of course plenty more treats, the 55kg Daisy very quickly settled down with her chin resting on the head guard, having realised that we were trying to help her.


Photograph: Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team/PA

Scafell Pike is located in the Lake District National Park in England, United Kingdom.


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Reply St Bernard dog rescued after collapsing on England's highest peak (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 26 OP
NCjack Jul 26 #1
Thekaspervote Jul 26 #2
ProfessorGAC Jul 26 #3
elleng Jul 26 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 26 #6
Dem2theMax Jul 26 #5
brush Jul 26 #7
Chellee Jul 26 #8
TexasBushwhacker Jul 26 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 26 #12
central scrutinizer Jul 26 #10
nuxvomica Jul 26 #11
LudwigPastorius Jul 26 #13
niyad Jul 26 #14
MissB Jul 26 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 26 #16
smirkymonkey Jul 26 #17
Duppers Jul 27 #18

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:02 PM

1. Good people, good people. nt

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:04 PM

2. Sweet!!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:10 PM

3. K&R!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:33 PM

4. "She apparently feels a bit guilty and slightly embarrassed about letting down the image

of her cousins bouncing across the Alpine snows with barrels of brandy around their necks.”


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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:03 PM

6. At 72, I can relate!

Occasionally like the St. Bernard, I want to work like I'm still 39 but just can't quite climb the mountain.


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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:01 PM

5. Okay, I think my heart actually melted while reading this.



No words, other than my heart is full of love for everybody in this story! Especially Daisy!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:08 PM

7. How tall is the peak?

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:14 PM

8. 3209 ft.

The highest mountain in England.

On edit: It says it's the highest right in the title. I somehow missed that. So I'm just here to repeat stuff.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:18 PM

9. Over 3200 ft

I wonder about the age and condition of the dog. A lot of big dogs have hip dysplasia and mountain climbing, and descending, would be hard on them.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:05 PM

12. Found another source that says she's only 4 years old.

The four-year-old canine, weighing 55kg (8.66 stone), was fed and kept hydrated by her owners as they waited for members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team to arrive.

The group rescues canine casualties about a dozen times a year, but this was the first time they had been asked to retrieve a St Bernard.


From: https://news.sky.com/story/st-bernard-rescue-dog-saved-from-englands-highest-mountain-in-the-lake-district-12036426

Could be the result of a previous injury, perhaps combined with being overweight or in otherwise poor shape.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

10. Was it this guy?

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:56 PM

11. That picture is incredibly heartwarming

It nicely illustrates my general philosophy about life: our singular duty as humans, from which all our other duties arise, is the protection of innocence.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:06 PM

13. England's highest peak... 3,209ft.


I believe that's what we call a "steep hill" in the U.S.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:26 PM

14. There are over 50 peaks in CO that are over 14,000 ft. Of course, it all depends on what one

is accustomed to. Here, I think we would call 3,200 ft. Kansas.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:49 PM

15. But when bicycling around England one really appreciates

the terrain.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:52 PM

16. It's pretty rough terrain, though.

I would definitely get stuck there and have to be carried out.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:19 PM

17. Cheers to the rescue team!

So glad they were able to get the sweet girl back down from the peak. Bravo to all!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:17 AM

18. What a heartwarming story!

Bet she tore her ACL & perhaps even her meniscus.

Coincidentally, my big 120lb baby girl is just now recovering from her double surgery to repair her ACL/meniscus tears. Her injuries were so bad doc had to installed a metal plate in her thigh. Yes, it was an expensive operation but we adore her & had no choice & luckily we afforded it...Discover Card!

And last Friday night she chewed a couple of her staples out, leaving a gaping hole, so Saturday we had to make a quick trip to the Vet's to get that fixed.

Ah, but Gotta ❤ Doggos!

Wishing Daisy girl a speedy recovery.

Woof. 🐕

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