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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ventura County firefighters rescued a shot dog from a cliff at the east end of Camarillo. #CaFire #CaSAR #CaPets

Firefighters Rescue Shot Dog From Cliff

VCFD firefighters responded yesterday to rescue a dog that had been wounded during a shooting incident. 

The dog had crawled about 20 feet down a steep embankment. The firefighters located the dog and gently wrapped it securely so it could be lifted back up to the roadside.

 From there, Animal Control took the dog for medical treatment.Firefighters on scene said the dog seemed to know they were there to help and was calm throughout the rescue operation.

(Photo by Captain Mike Lindbery, Ventura County Fire Department)
(Photo by Ventura County Fire Captain Mike Lindbery)
Ventura County firefighters rescued a shot dog from a cliff at the east end of Camarillo Wednesday evening. 
Ventura County Fire Captain Mike Lindbery told KVTA News from the scene that the 80 pound female dog known as "Roxy" was shot in the neck by her owner who then apparently committed suicide. 
The dog survived and was found under some thick reeds about 20 feet over the side of a cliff in the area of Santa Rosa Road and Morongo Drive. 
Lindbery says the dog was conscious and was gentle as firefighters rescued her as they would a human, using a stokes basket and line system to bring her up the side of the cliff using a ladder like a rail system. 
Ventura County Animals Services then transported the dog to a veterinarian for treatment.  As of Thursday, Roxy was back home with her family and is recovering.

Info Sources: VCFD Facebook https://www.facebook.com/venturacountyfire
and KVTA News http://www.kvta.com/news

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