Rescue
Man sees lost dog in freezing cold on hike and puts her on back for 6-mile trek down mountain
The way they used the scarf to help rescue her was brilliant.
Shellie Ann Javier-Follero
11.04.22

As pet lovers, we all know that losing our dog is painful. But much more painful is when you lose a pet and are not able to say goodbye.

Thankfully, we have social media where we can post our lost pets.

But what if you lose your pet on a mountain?

That’s what happened here.

The Dodo - YouTube
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The Dodo - YouTube

The Goetelen family had this experience.

They went for a hike with their two dogs in the Wicklow mountains one Saturday morning.

Then, they lost their dogs.

Harley, a 3 years old German Shepherd and an 8-year-old Golden Retriever named Naoise were suddenly nowhere in sight.

The Dodo - YouTube
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The Dodo - YouTube

After a day, they went on searching and they found Harley in a parking lot, but Naoise was nowhere to be found.

Her owners feared the worst.

The Wicklow Mountains, according to Britannica, are an extensive mountain range in County Wicklow, Ireland, forming part of the Leinster Chain.

The mountain area comprises a vast anticline with granite exposed at the center, and slates and sandstones surrounding.

During winter, they’re covered with ice.

Due to the mountain situation at that time, the Goetelen family assumed they should expect the worst- that Naoise was already gone.

Then, heroes dressed as hikers came.

However, Jean-Francois Bonnet and Ciara Nolan, two doctors who love to hike, realized there was something in a rock.

The Dodo - YouTube
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The Dodo - YouTube

They were about to reach the top of the mountain when they noticed a weak and cold dog.

The golden retriever could not walk or bark.

It was Naoise.

Jean and Ciara wrapped Naoise with clothes and used their skills as doctors to keep the dog safe.

The Dodo - YouTube
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The Dodo - YouTube

They gave Naoise a snack.

Then, they carried her down the mountain.

In the story published by Irish Time, Ciara used a scarf to attach Naoise to Jean’s backpack.

They continued their journey carrying the dog.

Though it took them four to five hours, they carried Naoise over 6 miles down the mountain.

The Dodo - YouTube
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The Dodo - YouTube

They brought the dog to their house, fed her and warmed her up, and contacted the local animal rescue group, which tracked down her owners.

Naoise is finally home.

Ciara called the Goetelen family and bring the good news to the family.

At first, they couldn’t believe that Naoise survived the icy mountain, but they were relieved to see her alive.

The Dodo - YouTube
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The Dodo - YouTube

Naoise couldn’t contain her happiness seeing her family after two weeks of painful experience.

The touching video has gained over 430K views on Youtube. Followers were amazed by the story. One commented that the couple are real-life heroes.

See how Naoise was rescued from the mountain by two heroic hikers in the video below!

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By Shellie Ann Javier-Follero
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Shellie Ann Javier-Follero is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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