The owner of 8 pounds (55 kg) St. Bernard praised the mountain rescuers for carrying his exhausted dog for five hours down the highest mountain in England.
Members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) took two hours to come to Daisy̵
Owner Su Hall said the 16-strong team was “fantastic” in helping Daisy, who was too tired to walk.
After a few hours, the team reached the bottom of the hill, just before the weather turned worse.
St. Bernards traditionally perform merciful missions – they were originally bred to rescue people in the Italian and Swiss Alps.
Ms. Hall, who returned to Lincolnshire after the family’s trip to Lake District, said: “She was doing what she is doing now. He lay down, but very calm, he wanted to sleep.
“The weather was getting longer and I thought the weather could change. We decided it was best to call the rescue service.”
Friday’s operation, which involved 16 MRI members, took five hours as rescuers carried Daisy on a stretcher over obstacles, including a waterfall.
Richard Warren, who has been volunteering for 36 years, says: “The team rescues dog victims about a dozen times each year, but this is the first time the St. Bernard breed has been rescued by the team.
“Daisy is a four-year-old female, but still a massive dog, 55 kg (8 9 9 pounds). She was an exhausted but fantastic dog.
“Some may ask, ‘Why save a dog?’ “But our mission is to save lives and alleviate suffering. You can’t leave a dog on a mountain. “
Ms Hall added: “It was a wonderful rescue. Daisy looked so comfortable – the team was fantastic and empathetic. There are not enough words to thank them.”
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