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'They did the right thing': NSR airlifts injured dog to safety

North Shore Rescue is calling on dog owners to be aware of the condition after crew rescued an injured dog from Mount Seymour on Tuesday.

Golden When Duke the Retriever was nearing the top of the mountain, his owner Erin His Wasren noticed he was limping and the sole of his foot I realized that I had cut the meatball.

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It helps, but it didn't really help. We took him a little bit, maybe he was half a kilometer away, but we couldn't take him any further," she told her Global News.

"He's 100 pounds and he can't be lifted."

Wasren called his 911, which led to North Shore Rescue.

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The team located Duke on the north side of Tim Jones Peak, according to search manager Don Jardine. He was about two hours away in very rough terrain," Jardine said.

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``Dogs get tired. It was a very hot day, and for a dog of that size, I think they did the right thing.”

and Wolsen said he had agreed to contribute financially to the rescue. }

But he said state officials agreed there could be serious risks in this case. He decides to take responsibility and helicopter costs.

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Wolsen prevented himself from potentially injuring himself by calling for help rather than trying to carry Duke out through dangerous terrain. It's a great example of why dog ​​owners should take extra precautions in the backcountry in the current weather.

Be careful," he said.

``The path is quite steep, with many sharp rocks, and if you go too far, you might get in trouble.''

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