OHSTAR completes daring nighttime rescue

A 10-person rescue team successfully saved Kenny, a young Shepherd/Husky mix, after he fell 150 feet off the Eagle Creek Trail in October. The dog had been hiking with his guardian's roommate when he took off after a squirrel and tumbled over the cliff. The rescue team hiked two hours to where Jennifer Stangel, volunteer member of the Oregon Humane Society Technical Rescue Team (OHSTAR) rappelled down the embankment and brought him to safety well after midnight.

“Although we train year-round for rescues like these, we rarely have positive outcomes for cliff falls,” says Rene Pizzo, OHSTAR’s Team Leader. OHSTAR is a skilled group of volunteers that rescue stranded or trapped animals. Their work is supported entirely by donations to OHS. Kenny is now recovering from his injuries and is expected to be fine.