Friday, August 17, 2012

BJ wants everyone to know that there are GOOD people out there who love animals and will do whatever is necessary to help them.

On Saturday, hikers found a German Shepard Dog wedged between rocks on a mountain in Colorado.  She was whimpering and injured and had obviously been there for a few days.  The couple treated her wounds and left her their water; they were not equipped to rescue Missy.  What they do that the owner didn't bother to do was to seek help from a hikers forum.  Scott Washburn assembled a team and went up the mountain and found her.  By the time the team got to Missy she had been there for 8 days and weighed 100 lbs.  The team took her down the mountain in an oversized backpack and brought her to a vet.  (She will make a full recovery.)

The owner was identified and he said that he was forced to leave her on the mountain because a storm was approaching and he needed to protect a teenager that he had taken with him.  So, he left the dog.  He told the sheriff and was told there was no manpower to help.  The owner did nothing else to get Missy.

The hikers DID something.  They sought help and another of hikers climbed up the mountain and saved Missy.

The owner wants the dog back.  Scott Washburn and his wife want to adopt Missy.  Now it's up to a judge to decide who gets the dog.

With whom should Missy live?


  1. Reading this, I was heartbroken ... then overjoyed ... and finally appalled. Having abandoned that sweet creature? Should be no contest! This may sound harsh, but I agree with the saying, "Sometimes giving someone a second chance is like giving them another bullet because they missed you the first time." I'm praying for that judge's common-sense and wisdom. Thank you for this share!

  2. I've just come across from the Extreme pet bloggers blog hop to say hi.

    Lets hope the judge uses common sense and chooses the Scott Washburn. My Dad would never abandon no matter what, he loves me to much.

    I'm now following you.


    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following me. The court date for the owner is in October. I'll keep track and update me blog.

      I'll stop by to visit Sheba.

  3. No contest with me. Scott Washburn. I don't see how the judge could do otherwise.