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Dog stranded on steep hillside for days rescued

July 16, 2019

CANBY, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Humane Society says a dog that had been stranded on a steep hillside south of Portland for about a week has been rescued.

The Human Society says neighbors in the Canby area called them Monday with reports of hearing an animal in distress.

The Humane Society Technical Animal Rescue Team first used a drone to find the animal on a hillside thick with blackberries and poison oak.

Team Training Coordinator Virginia Krakowiak then descended approximately 75 feet (23 meters) to rescue the dog described as an older Australian Shepherd mix.

She says the dog appeared uninjured but thirsty and hungry and ready to be back with people.

The dog is currently at Clackamas County Dog Services. He was not microchipped or wearing identification.

If an owner is not identified, the dog will be made available for adoption.

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