2017-07-05 / Front Page

Dog rescued from crevice


Amanda and James Mullins greet their dog Click after he was rescued from a crevice on a cliff at Dry Fork on July 1. (Courtesy Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter) Amanda and James Mullins greet their dog Click after he was rescued from a crevice on a cliff at Dry Fork on July 1. (Courtesy Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter) A Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter employee crawled into a narrow crevice in a cliff at Dry Fork Saturday, and came out with a dog nearly as big as him.

Two animal shelter employees and three Pine Mountain Search And Rescue members showed up Saturday after a resident reported the dog had been in the crevice in the rocks across from her mobile home for at least four days, and she had been unable to get anyone else to come and help.

Keith Caudill, a shelter employee, climbed the loose rock embankment and crawled into the crevice with a pole with a noose, but the dog went into a depression in the floor of the opening and wouldn’t come out when he tried to catch it.

After a search and rescue member took a Slim Jim from Caudill’s car and took it up the hill to him, Caudill was able to get the starving animal to come close enough to slip the noose over its head and pull it out of the opening. Once it was pulled out of the hole in the rock, the Great Pyrenees/black-andtan mix dragged Caudill to the bottom of the hill, but neither was injured.

The dog, named Click, had a tag with its family’s phone number. Amanda and James Mullins came immediately to pick it up.

According to the animal shelter, Click had escaped his fence and had been missing for nearly a week when he was rescued from the crevice.

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