"Miracle Dog" Missy Rescued From 14,000 Ft. Colorado Peak By Team Of Heroic Strangers (PHOTO)
In an amazing feat of both mountaineering and selfless teamwork, a group of hikers, organized via an Internet message site, banded together to rescue a wounded dog stranded along an inhospitable stretch of rocky terrain between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans in Colorado.
Hikers Scott Washburn and his wife Amanda had accidentally wandered a little off course during a hike when they stumbled upon Missy, a German Shepherd mix who was wedged in a crevice off the main trail.
"She wasn't making any noise. My wife just about stepped on her," Washburn told The Huffington Post. Puzzled, the two had no idea where the dog had come from. "It was just really weird, and definitely not a place for a dog to be," Washburn told HuffPost.
Missy was in very bad shape. Her paws were bleeding, and the good Samaritans could tell she was severely dehydrated. Washburn said her nostrils were plugged shut and she was clearly having trouble breathing.
The two gave the dog food and water, but were not able to transport her back down. Once back on the ground, the two started calling around, trying to find an organization that would help rescue the dog.
In July, the Denver Post reported that more than 20 members of the Summit County Rescue Group helped rescue two dogs who were stranded with one of their owners on Quandary Peak, in Colorado...