dog rescue

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office and Tonto Rim Search and Rescue helped bring a 90-pound Great Dane out of the Hellsgate Wilderness area after the dog had worn the pads off her paws accompanying her owner on a backpacking trip.

Search and rescue volunteers were busy this past weekend with two rescues in the Hellsgate area east of Payson.

Tonto Rim Search and Rescue and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office helped an ill hiker to safety and then a Great Dane that had worn its pads down so badly it could not walk out with its owner.

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