K9 Rescue at Little Bradley Falls

Published 10:00 am Thursday, May 8, 2014


On Thursday, May 1 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Animal Control, Saluda Fire & Rescue and Henderson County Rescue Squad responded to the bottom of Little Bradley Falls for an animal rescue.
A German Shepherd missing from the area since stormy weather the previous Monday was lost in Little Bradley Falls and saw a couple from Asheville walking 30 feet below.  The dog jumped attempting to reach the people.  The couple pulled the dog out of the water and notified 911.
“It was a 45 minute hike to get to the dog and then an hour and a half for us to get him back out,” says Animal Control Sgt. Michael Herman.  “The K9 was transported to a local veterinarian due to the distance of the jump, but we were relieved to learn the dog had only minor injuries.  It was a very happy reunion with the dog’s owners.  I’m very appreciative of the assistance from Saluda, the Henderson County Rescue Squad, and Deputy Cromer from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.”
“This is a great example of the service we all provide to our citizens,” says Sheriff Donald Hill.  “I appreciate the actions of those who saw the dog plunge into the water as well.  Given the amount of snakes that were seen during the rescue we’re very fortunate that there were no injuries to the dog or the rescuers.”
– article submitted
by Kim Pack


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