Two abandoned dogs were rescued from a Gresham park over the weekend, including one that had fallen into a steep ravine.
Both dogs were cold and wet, but uninjured. The rescues were done by the Gresham Fire Department, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, and Multnomah County Animal Control.
According to the Gresham Fire Department, the dogs were apparently abandoned Saturday, and nearby residents heard and reported at least one of them. Although the first one was quickly found, found and rescued with the assistance of Gresham Fire crews Saturday, Animal Control and the MCSO continued looking for the second dog.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, the Gresham Fire Department was requested to assist with an animal rescue by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control. Residents had been able to hear the dog all night somewhere in Beaver Creek canyon. Sunday morning, searchers spotted the dog about 50 feet down a steep hill next to a waterfall and directly above a cliff that drops about 100 feet straight into Beaver Creek.
The Gresham Fire Department Technical Rescue team responded with a ladder truck equipped with a 105-foot ladder and a heavy rescue vehicle that carries additional technical rescue equipment. A firefighter was lowered with ropes from the end of the ladder to reach the dog.
According to the department, "the dog was not particularly interested in making friends with his rescuer but after some persuasion he was placed in a pillowcase and they were both brought back up to street level."
The dog was then turned over to Animal Control.
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