Last week a couple had gone up for a drive in the mountains near their parents home. An animal came out in front of the car and they swerved to miss it and went over a 150 foot cliff. All of the windows blew out and their dog was thrown from the car. When it finally came to rest on its top, Andrea was unconscious with 2 broken vertebrae, 2 lesions on her brain and Chad had 3 cracked ribs. Chad woke her and they crawled out of the car and up the embankment, but slept on the side of the road until daylight. Passerby's did not stop to help them. Chad went down several times to try to find the dog but never did.
Even when a car club came to pull the wreckage out, they never saw the dog or heard him. 5 days later Wags To Riches Animal Rescue saw a posting on Craigslist about the accident. Since they had been involved in a similar situation less than a month before, they thought they could help. (You can read about the other accident on our website www.wagstorichesanimalrescue.org
They sent out a search party to comb the land, thinking that this was going to be a body recovery. But we needed to do it so they would have closure and could move on to heal. But we found the dog ALIVE! It was unharmed. The brush was so thick that they had to use machete's to get through and then had to cut a path so the dog could get out. It's really an amazing story to hear it all and to stand on the cliff and look down its hard to believe that all three survived.
Today Andrea and Chad posted this on Craiglist:
Our Love, Copper Dog was found with help from the Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and Sanctuary! We cannot thank these wonderful people enough! Bob and crew found him within 30 minutes at the site of our wreck. They told us not to give up hope and that we would find him and they did. Warm thank you and hugs to all that aided Chad and I in our search for Copper.
Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
P.O. Box 3177
Union Gap, WA 98903
I was fortunate enough to be apart of this rescue, in fact it was I and another women who found Copper. I got in the car afterward and sobbed and sobbed with the looks on their faces. I will attach some pics, you can see the emotion in Andreas face. I will NEVER forget this for as long as I live.
The pictures are the cliff, Copper when we found him, all of us together and Andrea Chad and Copper