A touching rescue on Table Mountain this week showed the love between a man and his best friend, as a young dog was saved after falling in a ravine and returned to his owner.

At 2.52pm on Tuesday June 16, 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that his dog had fallen down the steep Slangolie Ravine while he was out hiking at the southern end of the Pipe Track. This ravine is in the northern section of the Table Mountain National Park overlooking the suburb of Bakoven.

Rescuers made their way towards the location of the incident. On arrival they found a six month old dog quite low down in the very overgrown ravine, that would require a team of Rescue Climbers to retrieve him.

In order to aid the operation, rope and pulley systems were attached to the rock above the Pipe Track as well as hauling equipment anchored to old disused water pipes and other metal structures.

Just after nightfall, the dog was safely returned to his owner at the Pipe Track. From there, all rescuers and members of the public were walked off the mountain via a nearby jeep track.

“WSAR would like to thank the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for their response and efforts during this callout. WSAR also commends the members of the public who came to the assistance of the dog’s owner for their support as well,” said the WSAR in a statement.

A picture taken of the dog and his owner once they were reunited showed their amazing connection and is surely relatable to those out their who have their own furry friends.

Picture: Cape of Good Hope SPCA Facebook

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Aimee Pace

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