Earlier this week, a mountain climber risked his life to save two lost dogs that were stuck on a mountain. The two dogs would not have lasted long because of the freezing temperatures in the mountain. The climber was 37-year old Scott Pilling. He decided to look for the lost dogs after seeing Facebook post about the missing pets.
The post said that the two dogs were a German Shepherd and a Mongrel. The last time the dogs were seen was in The Lake District in England. Pilling had never met the dogs’ owner, but he was determined to help out. He called in help from a few other hikers and even drove close to 100 miles from his home to look for the dogs. Amazingly, he found the pair of canines stuck on a dangerous cliff side of a mountain.
“When I spotted them in the distance and they responded to my whistles I couldn’t believe it,” Pilling said. “If they’d been there much longer they would not have survived. The bigger dog has been shielding the smaller dog from the elements, which was amazing to see. The smaller one needed to be cuddled and rubbed as he was so cold.” Pilling eventually was able to climb down the mountain cliff, at great risk to himself, and rescue the dogs.
“I cannot put into words how thankful and appreciative I am,” said the dogs’ owner, Colette Kilroy to Pilling, “You are a hero in my eyes and I feel so blessed and thankful that you were there. Thank for risking your life for my dogs and persisting to rescue them both.”