Kato, the 5-year-old 120 pound Great Pyrenees, and his human family embarked on a hike on the Maxwell Falls trail in Evergreen, Colorado. About a mile into the trail, Kato, exhausted and likely dehydrated, laid down for a rest. When his humans tried to get Kato back up to finish the hike, Kato did not budge.
Enter Kato’s Rescuers: Evergreen Fire Rescue
When Kato refused to move despite his family’s many attempts, his humans knew it was time to call for some help. Soon enough, a group of volunteers from Evergreen Fire Rescue. They hoisted Kato onto a larger stretcher, and carried him the 1 mile back to the trailhead.
Today’s EFR had a “patient” on the Maxwell Falls trail who was exhausted and most likely dehydrated. About 5 1/2 years old, 120lbs and a fluffy Great Pyrenees named Kate. Good thing Kato’s humans reached out for assistance as they were about 1 mile away from the trail head. pic.twitter.com/Zrb7G28T1e
— Evergreen FireRescue (@efr_co) June 3, 2018
Stacee Marten, public information officer for Evergreen Fire Department told KUSA-TV, Denver, “We heard ‘dog in distress,’ and a bunch of us showed up.
We choose to help animals.
Doesn’t matter if it’s a horse stuck in the mud, owls that fall out of the nest … this is something that the community supports.”
Be sure to pass along Kato’s story because after all, we ALL could use a little help sometimes!