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Rescue Team Help Carry Rottweiler after the Dog Injured Its Paw Amid Hike in California Forest

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 27, 2021
04:20 P.M.
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Humanity's empathy for animals has been captured on many occasions, one of such precious moments is the story of Lusha, an 8-year-old Rottweiler, who was rescued after being injured during a hiking trip.

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Hiking can be a fun recreational activity for many, however, it can also be dangerous. A good example is the story of an 8-year-old female Rottweiler named Lusha, who got injured during a hiking trip.

According to sources, the incident occurred on April 23, 2021, at the Sespe Creek Trail in California's Los Padres National Forest, where Lusha and her owner were enjoying a three-day hiking trip.

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Unfortunately on the third day, the dog injured her front paw, rendering the canine unable to complete the journey. This occurred while the pair were reportedly 4.5 miles from the Piedra Blanca Trailhead.

Since they couldn't make it back to their vehicle, Lusha's owner reached out for help and the Ventura County Sheriff's Upper Ojai Search and Rescue Team quickly responded to the situation.

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Thanks to the six-member rescue team, who pushed the injured dog back to the Trailhead using a wheeled litter, what could have ended up being a tragic story turned into a happy ending.

In 2019, a human-sized mastiff named Floyd, who reportedly weighed 190-pounds was rescued.

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Kinga Szpakiewicz, Lusha's owner, also shared her side of the story with sources. According to the rottweiler's owner, the 8-year-old dog injured her paw on a rock while they were hiking back to the car.

Initially, Lusha tried to continue the trip with her injury but soon became unable to move. Szpakiewicz became concerned when the problem persisted and reached out to another hiking group with a communication device.

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Last year's touching story of humanity's love for animals involves a four-year-old St Bernard named Daisy. The dog was reportedly rescued after collapsing while walking down Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain.

The heroes of this story are the sixteen members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, who carried Daisy on a stretcher for five hours while overcoming various obstacles along the way including a waterfall.

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In 2019, a human-sized mastiff named Floyd, who reportedly weighed 190-pounds was rescued by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team in Utah after the dog injured its paw on a hiking trip.

The rescue team stated that they were informed about the incident by multiple hikers, who called to report that the dog and his owner were stranded at the Grandeur Peak in Millcreek Canyon.

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