Oakland Animal Services was called out to 73rd and International Ave today to help a dog in distress. When Animal Control Officers arrived, they found a dog, now named “Ravine”, trapped on the side of the canal. Ravine appeared to have been there for a long time. She was shivering in the cold and was trying to hold onto the side to avoid falling into the frigid water below.
She was not only cold but tired! She would nod off frequently and then shake herself awake. Its impossible to know how long she had been sitting there trying not to fall in. Animal Control Officers knew they had to act quickly. They called Oakland Fire Department to help with their rescue equipment.
As soon as Ravine saw the ladder lowered down she became frightened and gathered enough strength to climb off of her perch and down closer to the water.
Exhausted…Ravine allowed herself to be rescued.
Ravine has now been examined by Oakland Animal Services veterinarian and is doing well. We warmed her up, fed her and she’s now resting comfortably after her adventure.