mauricecano: Good and hopefully this will prevent him from being able to try and claim the dog. He shouldn't feel bad since he wrote the dog off as dead anyways once he left the mountain and doesn't deserve a reunion.
SmackLT: What kills me is that the dog would be totally happy to see him.
Atypical Person Reading Fark: Good and no way should he get the dog back.
Abox: Yeah I don't get this guy. If someone told me the cat I lost five years ago was spotted in the Andes I'd be on the next plane.
gingerjet: And what info are you using to come to that conclusion? He contacted the authorities and a search and rescue group and was told to pound sand.
Nem Wan: If he asked the police to help him save the dog then how can they charge him with animal cruelty when they refused to provide the capability to save the dog?
Lars The Canadian Viking: With the dog unable to walk, Ortalani says he tried to carry the dog off the mountain but was unable. He says that attempts to lower the dog with ropes were injuring the dog even more, and with a storm approaching, he was forced to leave the dog behind.Once down the mountain, Ortalani says he contacted a search-and-rescue group and the sheriff's department but was told it was too risky to send a rescue crew up for the dog.Sounds to me like he took resonable steps to get the dog off the mountain. Do people here really expect him to drain his savings to spend $10k+ for a helicopter rescue(rough idea form goggling) to save a dog? Maybe he should have killed the dog before he left it to suffer alone, but it seems he planned on coming back.
doglover: If my dog was stuck on a mountain, there'd be a missing person report on the mountain. ME. Because I'd be up on top of the mountain making sure my dog was recovering. Also, maybe then rescuers would be dispatched.
Lars The Canadian Viking: Maybe he should have killed the dog before he left it to suffer alone
Atypical Person Reading Fark: But he should have been looking day after day, and he wasn't.
Atypical Person Reading Fark: Um, for taking the dog up there in the first place, having him unleashed/not under control during a snow storm?Sort of like if you did the same thing with your kid. Only maybe they'd send out a few resources to rescue the kid (not in California anymore, I'm guessing, but maybe on federal land - oh wait, unless the Ryan budget plan passes).
relcec: people who take dogs on mountain hikes should be charged with animal endangerment?
UncleStumpy: The guy Obviously made a mistake taking the dog up there. If what he says is true, and he did call the rescue people, he did all he could do.I love animals, but I can't see myself risking my life for my pet. if that makes me a bad person in the eyes of you farkers, I'm ok with that
UncleStumpy: I love animals, but I can't see myself risking my life for my pet.
doglover: relcec: people who take dogs on mountain hikes should be charged with animal endangerment?It's the difference between letting your kid ride a bike and letting your kid ride a bike without a helmet.People who take dogs up mountains shouldn't be charged. People who LEAVE dogs on mountains should be keel hauled.... in a dry dock.
UncleStumpy: If what he says is true, and he did call the rescue people, he did all he could do.I love animals, but I can't see myself risking my life for my pet. if that makes me a bad person in the eyes of you farkers, I'm ok with that
relcec: family life
AssAsInAssassin: How can we be sure the dog is alive? Dogs wag their tails for hours after they're dead.
The Martian Manhandler: Abox: Yeah I don't get this guy. If someone told me the cat I lost five years ago was spotted in the Andes I'd be on the next plane.The cat you lost five years ago was spotted in the Andes.
BGates: Since when did a dogs life become more valued than a humans life?
BGates: Since when did a dogs life become more valued than a humans life?The charges are BS. Pets are not people.
RoyBatty: How hard of a climb is it?How much would a helicopter rescue have cost (would a civilian helicopter be allowed to land up there?)
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