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Injured dog rescued at Switzer Falls

April 24, 2012

Reserve Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies with the Montrose Search and Rescue Team deployed Sunday to come to the aid of a dog injured while hiking with his owner in the Switzer Falls area of the Angeles National Forest, above La Cañada Flintridge.

Truman, a 4-year-old golden retriever, had cut his paws and became dehydrated during an afternoon hike, according a statement from the sheriff’s department.

Rescue workers responding to the owner’s 6:30 p.m. call to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station placed Truman on a gurney and wheeled him out of the forest.

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Pets, just like people, need drinking water and other safety supplies for wilderness hikes, said Deputy Lillian Peck.

“Dogs can’t speak, so you have to think for them ahead of time,” said Peck.

-- Joe Piasecki, Times Community News

Twitter: @JoePiasecki


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