Dog owner "over the moon" as pet is rescued

Date: Thursday 7th March 2019

A WOMAN was left in tears after being reunited with her dog who was rescued near Keswick over the weekend.

Katie Maddone’s lilac-grey shar-pei called Ivy slipped off her lead near the top of Cat Bells on Saturday at around noon and was missing before being spotted by another walker.

The dog, which was wearing a pink harness, was seen stuck on a rocky ledge directly above a terrace path under Cat Bells near Brackenburn, west of Derwentwater.

A Keswick mountain rescue team spokesman said: “A walker spotted the dog after passing the owners on the Cat Bells ridge who were searching for it, so called it in. Three team members went to see if they could spot it, which they did quickly, and were able to scramble up, get a sling on it and help it on to easier ground.”

Ivy was reportedly nervous and frantic during the rescue, which took the rescue volunteers an hour and 34 minutes. The dog was reunited with its owners and sister, Ada, on Sunday morning.

Ms Maddone, who was with partner Kerry Seagrave when Ivy went missing, said: “We were over the moon with joy when we found her. She cried and we cried. Her little sister Ada had been very depressed since the day before but was back to her normal self.

“I really want to thank everyone, from those offering kind and positive words to sharing posts and making helpful suggestions and those who came out to help. Our faith in humanity has been restored so I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts.”

The dog was reported lost online at www.doglost.co.uk and the Lost Dogs Cumbria Facebook page.