NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — A search and rescue canine with Mountain Wave Search and Rescue fell 30 toes off a cliff whereas on a hike together with her handler and survived.
KPTV stories Friday that Opal, a yellow Labrador, has a number of fractures in her paws after falling on a path above Siletz Bay earlier within the week.
She was mountaineering together with her handler, Barbara Linder, when she ran forward and took a leap and landed far beneath the path on sharp rocks.
The vet says it’s superb the Four-year-old canine wasn’t injured extra severely and credit her health from working as a search and rescue canine.
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Opal will want six to 12 months of rehabilitation earlier than she will be able to work once more.
The canine has been volunteering with Mountain Wave since 2014.
Info from: KPTV-TV, http://www.kptv.com/