This is the moment an emergency team comes to the rescue of a deaf dog after it plunged into a deep ravine.
Hobo, an eight-year-old Australian Shepard, fell 100 feet (30 metres) after slipping into the ravine while walking next to a thicket near his owners’ property in the city of San Diego in the US state of California on Monday, 29th August.
This occurred while a fence was being installed around the family home. In footage of the operation, one of the rescuers can be seen throwing a rope down into the ravine. Others can then be seen attaching it to the dog before the apparently relieved pooch is carried back up the slope to safety.
The adorable canine was rescued by the San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team after they received a call for help from Hobo’s owners just before 2pm, according to a statement from the organisation obtained by Newsflash.
The statement said: “Thanks to our Emergency Response Team (ERT), a sweet deaf dog is safe at home after a frightening fall on Monday afternoon.
“An 8-year-old Australian shepherd named Hobo slipped into a ravine near his family’s property in Sorrento Valley, falling 100 feet down a steep hill while a fence around his home was being built.
“One of our Humane Officers responded to the scene first, climbing down loose rock to reach the dog. Realizing the hike up was too steep and dangerous, our officer called for backup.
“Members of the ERT Technical Response Unit rushed to the scene, setting up safety lines to rappel down the steep terrain.
“Five team members were required to cut the dog free from brush with a saw before securing him for the climb up. The rescue took four hours, and we are all so relieved that Hobo is back safe with his family!”
Hobo was taken home after the four-hour rescue mission and was reunited with his owners.
The good-natured pooch appears to express his gratitude to his rescuers in a series of photos where he is seen cuddling up to the team.
In other photos, the team can be seen moments before they carried out the rescue mission of the black and white Australian Shepard after he plunged into a deep ravine.