Dog, 120 in human years, rescued from blackberry bushes

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (KOIN) -- Firefighters recently rescued a 16-year-old dog who became stuck after crossing a steep riverbank and got entangled in some thick blackberry bushes.

Grants Pass Fire Rescue responded to the 900 block of W Park Street to assist in the rescue of Sadie -- a yellow Labrador.

Engineer Marty Adamo walked the steep, narrow trail through the thick bushes to get to Sadie. She was exhausted, but otherwise in good shape.

Other crew members were preparing a rope system to retrieve Sadie.

Once she was out of the blackberries, a drift boat was passing by and offered to transport her to Reinhart Park.

A city parks employee took care of Sadie until her owners were able to pick her up.

Grants Pass Fire Rescue would like to thank the private boater and the Grants Pass Parks Department for helping Sadie safely get back to her family.

The dog is considered 120 in human years, according to the American Kennel Club


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