Local search and rescue groups put an inventive, horse-based hauling technique to test this weekend to rescue an injured hiker in the recently re-opened Fossil Creek.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse search and rescue unit was recently given a specially trained search dog worth about $12,000.
Cassidy, a FEMA certified search dog, has joined the area’s mounted search and rescue posse. The group needs assistance in making special provisions for the dog, including providing it with an isolated kennel, a protective vest and booties, estimated veterinary costs of nearly $2,000 per year, plus food.
To help the GCSO Mounted Posse contact Gary Chitwood at (480) 233-1066.