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Two dogs fall 200-feet on Petersburg Mountain

 

Ola Richards/ Wrangell Sentinel

Roxy (top) and Emma (bottom) resting after one of many hikes around Petersburg.

PETERSBURG - Five hikers and 7 dogs were taking a Father's Day hike up Petersburg Mountain last Sunday when atop the summit, two dogs playing together fell over an obscured ledge, dropping over 200-feet onto a rock and snow-covered bench on the backside of the mountain. One dog survived the fall with severe lacerations and the second dog died two hours later while enroute back down the mountain.

Ola and Brian Richard's dog Roxy suffered deep puncture wounds in her pelvic area. She suffered from severe impacts to her head and neck that left a dent in the thick metal I.D. tag riveted to her c...



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