A 10-year-old Great Dane missing for two days was reunited with her owner after the injured dog was rescued from a 60-foot-deep embankment in the Oregon woods.
The dog, named Presley, had sprinted off while going on a walk with her owner, Susan Clark, in Westport on Sunday.
‘I turned around and said come on Presley and she was gone, vanished!’ Clark told Fox 12 Oregon. ‘I looked and looked and looked everywhere.’
A sharp-eyed neighbor spotted the hobbled hound after a two-day search of the area, located about 70 miles northwest of Portland.
10-year-old Great Dane Presley was rescued on Tuesday after she fell in a 60-foot trench in Clatsop County, Oregon
The rescue team arrived with equipment, including a rope and stretcher, to get Presley out of the trench
Presley’s owner Susan Clark said her neighbor had spotted her dog following a two-day search for her
‘The neighbor came up and said is she wearing a coat? I said yeah, she said come with me I want to show you something,’ Clark said.
‘As soon as she heard my voice she started barking so I knew she was alive which was good.’
Finding her was only half the battle, however, as Presley still remained trapped at the bottom of the trench.
Clark called Westport Fire & Rescue, who initially told her they didn’t save dogs.
Clark called Westport Fire & Rescue who arrived to the scene after she had begged them to help her
‘They said you know we don’t rescue dogs and I begged him to please ask anybody he said okay, came back on the phone and he said what’s the address they’re going to be on their way,’ Clark said.
The department arrived at the scene in a brush truck with four crew members, a chief officer and rescue equipment.
They used a rope and stretcher to lift Presley out of the trench, which took approximately 45 minutes.
She was eventually carried into the back of Clark’s vehicle, where she was taken to a nearby veterinarian hospital.
Presley was examined by the vet and found to be bruised but in good condition.
She is now recovering back at home with Clark, who is relieved to be reunited with her pet and grateful that the rescue team had managed to save her.
Presley was taken to the back of Clark’s car where she was transported to a vet hospital
She was found in good condition and is recovering back at home with her owner
‘Oh my gosh they were amazing and I feel so lucky that they didn’t turn me away and if anybody needed any type of rescue I definitely would call them they’re awesome,’ Clark said.
‘It was a lot of relief as soon as they got her into my rig and the one lady that’s vet tech, she told me Sue, she’s going to be okay, and that made me feel really good.’
Westport Fire & Rescue released updates and a statement on Presley on their Facebook page.
‘Westport Fire stands ready to help out our community, and hopes for a great outcome for Presley and her family,’ the department said on their page.