Last week I was in the Page Animal Hospital picking up pet food and ended up witnessing an amazing turn of events. The day before, a man, Zac Anderegg, had been hiking in a local 350 foot deep slot canyon when he came across an almost dead puppy. He climbed back out of the canyon, then back down to give the pup some water, then out again to go find help in the city of Page. Unable to get the help of local officials Zac rigged up a cat carrier to his climbing gear and went back in the canyon the next morning and rescued the dog.
When I was at the Page Animal Hospital the team was still unsure if the puppy was going to live and they were waiting for results of blood tests. Zac looked exhausted and the staff was tense.
Tonight on KSL and Fox13 I saw the story and what a treat! I had called the hospital several days later and found out puppy had lived so I knew that much. What I was unaware of is that Zac had video taped large portions of the rescue and the expenses for puppy were paid mostly out of the Page Animal Hospital Angel Fund.
Here is the link to the raw home video of the rescue
I think it is wonderful a news agency picked up and went with this story. Everyone involved should be recognized for the time and effort which went into this rescue. I don’t know Zac and Michelle but in this day and age where life seems expendable, how rare someone would go to these lengths for a puppy. Dr. Roundtree and Dr. Dean, as well as all of the staff, have gone the extra mile “or two” with my pets over the last 20 years and I gladly donate to the Angel Fund. Thank You All!
Previous article on the Page Animal Hospital Angel Fund
Fox 13 News Story with more video