Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
Date Posted:  08/11/2012
Modified:  08/17/2012
Date Climbed:   08/11/2012
Author:  wash
 Dog Found! Need Help!   

My wife and I were doing Bierstadt/Evans today via Sawtooth. We found a friendly female german shepherd that was injured and appears to have been there for several days. We gave her food and water but were unable to get her out. Her paws are pretty damaged and she refused to walk (unfortunately she is too big to carry and wasn't cooperative).

If you are doing this hike, or even just Bierstadt, please help this poor dog and bring her some food and water (location attached). If she can make it just a little while longer then she may heal enough to be able to get out on her own.

We have contacted every rescue service we can think of and no one is willing to help us get her. We have been trying to think of how to get her out. We were thinking possibly a large backpack but there is a lot of difficult terrain to cover with large unstable boulders and a lot of elevation.

If you are interested in helping or have any ideas please msg me here or call me at .

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Comments or Questions
Update: August 11th at 11pm
08/12/2012 05:00
Many thanks to Brandon who has organized a few guys to head up tonight and try to find the dog and bring her out. If you would like to join them they will be meeting at the Guanella Pass trailhead at 11:30pm.
I'll post an update in the morning. Hopefully they are successful but if not we'll try again tomorrow morning.

08/16/2012 03:19
Please keep us posted

08/16/2012 03:54
The dog has been safely recovered.

dog abandoned on Bierstat
08/19/2012 02:19
Bless you for reporting about this beautiful dog being abandoned on this peak. I saw in the paper today the owner has been charged. Does anyone know where this dog is?
I am the owner of two German Shepherds and would like to assist in finding a better home for Missy.


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08/21/2012 01:34

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