Big or small, Evergreen Fire Rescue saves them all.
In this case one very big, very tired Great Pyrenees after a hike came to a halt in Colorado over the weekend.
The crew heard “dog in distress” over the radio Sunday and jumped into action.
The team used a stretcher to haul an exhausted, but very relaxed looking 120-pound pooch named Kato out of the forest.
“Today’s EFR had a ‘patient’ on the Maxwell Falls trail who was exhausted and most likely dehydrated,” the department reporter Sunday on Twitter. “About 5 1/2 years old, 120lbs and a fluffy Great Pyrenees named Kato. Good thing Kato’s humans reached out for assistance as they were about 1 mile away from the trail head.”
These are the best humans.
Today’s EFR had a “patient” on the Maxwell Falls trail who was exhausted and most likely dehydrated. About 5 1/2 years old, 120lbs and a fluffy Great Pyrenees named Kate. Good thing Kato’s humans reached out for assistance as they were about 1 mile away from the trail head. pic.twitter.com/Zrb7G28T1e
— Evergreen FireRescue (@efr_co) June 3, 2018
And proves: It really does take a village.
Fire department spokeswoman Stacee Martin told Denver’s 9 News the volunteers offer their service at no charge and didn’t hesitate in this case.
“We choose to help animals,” she told the broadcaster. “Doesn’t matter if a it’s a horse stuck in the mud, owls that fall out of the nest … this is something that the community supports.”
A dog rescue on a hike, though, that’s unusual for the area, Martin said.
“Sometimes in the winter you’ll see more with critters falling through the ice,” she added. “It ebbs and it flows.”
Photos Evergreen Fire Rescue/Twitter