After reaching the summit of Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain peak in England, a St. Bernard named Daisy became so exhausted that she collapsed.
Her humans tried to help her make her way down, but the poor pup refused to move. Since she weighs 121 pounds, her parents knew they had to get help.
When the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team got the call, they didn’t hesitate! Once their 16 volunteers arrived, they found Daisy looking well but in a bit of pain. Since the “weather was due to deteriorate later that evening,” they knew they had to work fast.
“Team members carefully introduced themselves to Daisy so as not to cause any additional distress, and with the help of a treat or two members were able to assess her condition and administer analgesia for the pain,” they wrote on Facebook.
That was the easy part. As soon as Daisy was taken care of, her rescuers had to figure out how to get the large dog onto a stretcher before carrying her down the mountain.
They managed to get her settled and got going. Thankfully, no complications arose, so the process ended up being similar to a human rescue.
At the end of the day, Daisy was able to head home! All she needed was some rest and relaxation!
In fact, the hardest part of her recovery was processing what happened since St. Bernards are typically known for rescuing people and not the other way around.
“She apparently feels a bit guilty and slightly embarrassed about letting down the image of her cousins bouncing across the Alpine snows with barrels of brandy around their necks,” her rescuers explained.
Don’t worry, Daisy! We don’t mind one bit! You made it all the way to the top of a mountain and that’s an achievement in and of itself!
Watch the impressive rescue in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story with your animal-loving friends.
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