Dog rescued after surviving 5 days in a narrow crevice in New York State Park in Ulster County

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Ulster County, New York (WABC)-A domestic dog was rescued from a state park in Ulster County and returned home safely, where it was trapped for five days.

The 12-year-old dog named Lisa was rescued from a crack in a rock in the Minnawaska State Park Reserve on Tuesday night.

Last Thursday, she escaped from her master while walking on Gertrude’s nose path, and then fell into a narrow gap.

Her master can still hear her barking.

The authorities tried to use a dedicated pipeline camera for multiple rescues, but she still could not be contacted.

In the end, two members of the New Jersey cave rescue team descended into the crack and brought the pipeline camera close enough to her.

For a rescue, a modified extended grab bar can be installed around the dog, and it can be lifted close enough that it can be placed in a rescue bag and brought to the surface.

“This is a tight vertical crack, which leads to a tighter horizontal crack,” said Mark Dicky, head of the New Jersey initial response team. “Only our youngest team member, Jessica Van Oud, can squeeze and twist herself more than 40 feet above the water to reach the dog. This incident reminds us that whether it is an animal, a child or an adult’s mistake, Being close to caves or cliffs can be fatal. We are very happy to work with professionals from New York State Parks and Ulster County SPCA to achieve the best results this time.”
Lisa had no food or water for five days. She can be seen licking the cracked wet wall in the lens, which may have provided herself with moisture to help her survive.

Despite the ordeal, Lisa was not seriously injured.

Gina Carbonari, Executive Director of SPCA in Ulster County, said: “It is always gratifying to see so many people gather together and risk their lives to save the lives of animals. “We are all worried that the dog will not survive until Jessica can approach and hear the movement. The joy on the surface of this news is incredible, and it re-inspires everyone to take the puppy to safety. Motivation. Everyone there has played a role in achieving this goal-an amazing team effort from multiple agencies.”

Officials used this story to remind pet owners to leash their dogs.

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