Dog trapped in mountain saved by Hartbeespoort colonel
The station commander of the Hartbeespoort police went kilometres up the Magaliesberg mountain to rescue a dog who have been caught in a trap two days ago.
On Friday, the Hartbeespoort police got to know that a dog had been barking for some time in the mountain behind the Hartbeespoort High School.
Colonel Eric Brand, who is the acting station commander decided to hunt for the dog himself, according to Kormorant reports.
“We were told by the school that the dog had been heard for some time and I decided to go search for it just after 16:00. I heard the barks and cries and followed the sound about a kilometre up into the mountain where I found the Weimaraner. She had been caught in a snare and it was tightly wound around her neck. She was terrified and it took some time to get the snare loose,” said Brand, a known animal-lover.
After he freed the dog, he tried making use of the snare to lead her down, but she couched down in fear.
“The only thing to do was to carry her down the mountain. She was severely traumatized. Luckily I had water with me and she drank a whole bottle. A community member met me on the way down and helped carry the frightened animal.”
After getting to the station, Brand asked police personnel if there’s a way to locate the owner, and through information on WhatsApp groups, the dog and her owner got reunited shortly after.
“According to the owner, the dog went missing two days before. I am just happy we found her in time.”
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