DOG RESCUED

The Bryan Times this morn­ing is report­ing a story about a dog res­cue over the week­end.

Dixie, an 11-year-old Lab-shepherd mix, along with another dog, ended up at the Rails to Trails foot­bridge that crosses Beaver Creek.

Dixie appar­ently wan­dered, fell, or was knocked down the embank­ment and became trapped among metal gird­ers beneath the foot­bridge.

For­tu­nately for Dixie, Ivan Phillips and his dogs were tak­ing their usual after­noon walk along the trail Sun­day.

Phillips said he eval­u­ated the sit­u­a­tion to see if he could get the dog out but real­ized she was 4 or 5 feet below ground level — and another 35 feet above the creek.

He went home and con­tacted the sheriff’s office, who in turn con­tacted Lisa Stal­ter, pres­i­dent of the Williams County Humane Soci­ety. She in turn, called fire and res­cue per­son­nel, who were there for hours, before the dog was finally freed.

Res­cuers say it was a mir­a­cle the dog didn’t fall over the 35-foot drop-off.

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