Hikes are a real treat for dogs, especially big fluffy ones like Kato.
Though he’s been on nature walks before, a recent hike through the Evergreen, Colo. forest ended in distress for Kato and his owner. The 5-year-old, 120-pound Great Pyrenees became dehydrated and couldn’t go any further.
“We heard ‘dog in distress,’ and a bunch of us showed up,” said Stacee Martin, public information officer for Evergreen Fire Department.
The Evergreen Fire Department is comprised of volunteers, so there were no fees incurred as the result of Kato’s rescue, save a few snuggles with his fluffiness.
“We choose to help animals,” Martin said. “Doesn’t matter if it’s a horse stuck in the mud, owls that fall out of the nest … this is something that the community supports.”
“It’s got some ups and downs, steep parts,” she said.
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