Dog rescued from Poland's highest peak
PR dla Zagranicy
Hikers have rescued an abandoned dog from the summit of Mount Rysy, the highest point on the Polish side of the Tatra Mountains.
Rysy. Photo: wikimedia commons
The frightened animal was spotted some 2,499 metres above sea level on the rocky peak.
According to one of the rescuers, there is no way that the dog could have conquered the summit under its own steam.
A hiker identified only as Krystian told the TVN 24 news channel that much of the peak was iced up and besides, the dog had very short legs and would not have been able to negotiate the chained path to the top alone.
Apparently, the rescuers first tried to take the dog down in a backpack, but the animal would not stop moving.
At great risk to themselves, the men then carried the dog by hand down the chained path that runs along the uppermost section of the peak.
Anna Płaszczyk from the Viva! Foundation for animal protection is planning to notify public prosecutors about a possible crime. (nh)