Dog rescued from days-long stay on Canby hillside


The older Australian shepherd mix was hungry and thirsty, but unhurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A dog was rescued after being stranded for days on a steep hillside in Canby.

Neighbors in the area called the Oregon Human Society’s Technical Animal Rescue Team after hearing an animal in distress for about a week.

The humane society said the dog was hidden from view due to brush and steep terrain.

“Fortunately when we got there he was really loud, we like to think that he knew,” rescue leader Virginia Krakowiak said.

Rescuers at the scene used a drone to survey the hillside. A team member was lowered about 75 feet to the stranded dog and it was pulled to safety.

Lost dog, Chase, was reunited with his owner on July 17 after being missing for 9 days. (Clackamas County)

“As soon as I stepped over and got into that brush — he let out this big howl so it was perfect,” Krakowiak said.

The older Australian shepherd mix was hungry and thirsty but unhurt, according to the humane society.

Chase, as his name turned out to be, wasn’t microchipped and didn’t have any identification but was reunited with his owner Wednesday.

She has unsuccessfully searched for Chase for 9 days. She bought a dog license and plans to get a microchip for Chase at a microchipping clinic on July 27.

Free microchipping in Clackamas County

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