Louie is a sweet Chocolate Lab that weighs 90 pounds. He is beloved by his whole family, especially by the stepdaughter of his owner, a young woman named Janessa Walker.
The two always embark on adventures with the blessing of Janessa’s stepmom, Amanda McGregor. They go on lots of hikes and walks, and would even go camping.
The family never worried about them as they were experienced adventurers. But then, one day, they came across some trouble.
The adventurous duo set out to hike Chilliwack mountains, and they planned to stay there for the night. They started their trip on Saturday morning, and they were expected to be back on Sunday afternoon. But when nighttime came, there was still no sign of the two. They started to get worried.
They went to the area where they met a hiker who said that she saw someone matching Janessa’s description, and she was with a dog that could not walk on his own. As it was already nighttime, and knowing that the two had supplies and gear for camping, they decided to go back the next day.
Before they could start their hike on Monday morning, they received a call from Janessa. She said that Louie was hurt, and she could not carry her down by herself.
Help from strangers
The family rushed to their site and tried to get the dog down. They couldn’t do it. They called the authorities, but they refused to help. For the next four days, the distraught family tried everything that they could do, but they failed every time.
In desperation, the family went online to ask for help from anybody. Five strangers heeded their call, all of them experienced hikers. They were by the area the next day, bringing along hiking equipment and a stretcher.
They were finally able to get across the difficult terrain and get the dog down. They then rushed him to a vet. Louie’s wounds were infected, and he suffered from heatstroke.
Thankfully, he responded to his treatments well. The vets said that they expect him to have a full recovery.
Louie’s family was greatly relieved, and they are so thankful for the strangers who went out of their way to save their precious pet.
Source: Amanda Walker via Facebook