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Strangers Rally for Dog Who Survived Fall Off 150-Foot Cliff in Oregon

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A dog who miraculously survived falling from a 150-foot cliff in Oregon is home recovering after emergency surgeries that were paid for, in part, by some two-legged strangers.


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Phyllis P (232)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 7:49 am
Late last week, Mark Winans' roommate was on an afternoon hike with Kenny, Winans' 2-year-old Husky-shepherd mix, in the Columbia River Gorge when the dog broke free from his leash chasing a squirrel and fell from the cliff, landing in a shallow creek. The roommate, who was not named, scrambled down the trail to find a cell signal to call police.

Volunteers from the Oregon Humane Society were called in and had to hike two hours up the 3.3-mile trail to reach the injured pup. Jennifer Stangel, one of the 10 responding rescuers from OHS, made a daring midnight rescue, rappelling down the cliff to lift Kenny to safety.

Kenny was taken to the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, where he had reconstructive surgery for fractured legs and possible trauma to his internal organs. Winans launched an online campaign to help cover the mounting cost of the surgeries, which are estimated to total more than $10,000. Through Monday, the "Save Kenny" campaign had raised more than $9,000 from 129 donors.

Winans says any money raised above $10,000 will go to the volunteer rescue team that pulled the pooch out of the gorge.

Phyllis P (232)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 7:50 am
Winans added: "Our hope is to raise enough money to give back to the volunteers on the Oregon Humane Society’s Technical Animal Rescue team that regularly risk their lives to save animals just like Kenny."

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 8:00 am
It's really wonderful to see so many people come forward to help this poor pup--humanity still has a pulse at times. Thanks

Barb K (1685)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 9:10 am
God bless Kenny's puppy heart!!

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 9:37 am
Wow, now that dog had what they say cats have, used one of his 9 lives if not a few more on that fall and lived.

Sara P (52)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 10:38 am
I love the comment of my Friend Natasha, I think the same! Thanks for posting Phyllis

Dee C (229)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 11:27 am
There are by far much better humans that come to the aid of animals..Wonderful indeed that so many care..

Thanks Phyllis..

Christeen A (312)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 11:50 am
Thanks for the update on my original post. I am very happy for this special dog. Kudos to everyone who helped.

JeanisAWAY G (136)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 12:09 pm
Fantastic news. Lucky Dog. TY Phyllis

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 1:28 pm
Amazing to have survived! Animals sometimes are very resilient! The best goes out to Kenny for a safe rest of his life! Thanks Phyllis for sharing!

JL A (281)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 2:45 pm
Wonderful update! Thanks Phyllis. I only wish such caring and effective people populated my election ballot more.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 3:49 pm
Wow, one lucky little dog. Thanks for sharing.

Abo r (107)
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 3:53 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 1:03 am
Noted and signed. So happy this beautiful dog survived and thankful for these amazing people who rallied to help him.

Roberto Meritoni (3)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 1:30 am
Thank signed noted

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 1:48 am
Good news.

Sylvie A (190)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 1:57 am
Noté et partagé, merci.

Stella G (403)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 2:46 am
Grazie per l'articolo, ci dimostra che ci sono ancora persone che sanno aiutare.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 3:37 am
Thank you!

Gail Ring (89)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 4:54 am
Thank you for sharing.. some good news

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 7:59 am
Awesome news. Wish I could help. Its noted.

Connie Palladini (106)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 12:22 pm
It is wonderful to hear that the dog will recover and that so many people cared!!!

Mandi T (367)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 3:17 pm
Bless this wonderful pup and the people with hearts. TY for a good story

aj E (164)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 5:52 pm

Kay M (347)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 6:07 pm
poor guy. hope he recovers ok.

Laurie H (818)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 6:19 pm
Happy Tears for this precious puppy & Millions of Thanks to those with beautiful, caring hearts that shine on and on!!! Many Thanks You's, Phyllis!!!~~

P A (117)
Thursday October 23, 2014, 11:20 pm
God bless the volunteers and donors (and Kenny of course!) - I hope the rescue team gets a lot of funds for their efforts to help everyone (human and dog) in the future! Thanks BarbCat for forwarding - a lovely story to start my day!

Ruth C (87)
Friday October 24, 2014, 2:48 am
God helped him!

Lona G (66)
Friday October 24, 2014, 5:29 am
Thanks to the help of all these volunteers and donors this pooch certainly has become a very lucky dog. It looks like squirrels are of his chase-list for a while, and so are a lot of other things too, but Kenny looks like he'll be after them before long

Marilyn Graziano (70)
Friday October 24, 2014, 6:19 am
Good news Hope he gets well soon

Heidi W (153)
Friday October 24, 2014, 7:11 am
Thank you. shared on Twitter

Jose Roberto Pan (136)
Friday October 24, 2014, 11:36 am
Congratulations to all involved in the rescue!
An act of kindness and bravery of the rescuers.
And to all the donors who contributed to the hospitalization and surgery for the Kenny, I say: This is priceless!
An act of high-value human and solidarity of men and
women of good will.

Barbara P (177)
Friday October 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Thank you for posting! I am going to send Kenny a check for his medical expenses!
I am very proud of Kenny because he was brave! My hugs to Kenny!!!

Debbie Hogan (115)
Friday October 24, 2014, 7:10 pm
Lucky dog. Stories like this give me just a bit more optimism when it comes to faith in humanity.

Tanya W (65)
Friday October 24, 2014, 8:14 pm
Bless him and his rescuers
May he make a full recovery and live a long happy life.

cathie S (154)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
God bless them all for helping him and I pray he is going to be fine

James merritt jr (144)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 7:35 pm
Bless Kenny and all involved in helping and thank you for this heartwarming update!!

Patricia Cunningham (134)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 12:13 am
Thank You BarbCat for share and is a wonderful story and so nice to see we do have caring people still left in this world would like to see more people do more to help all our animals in the world.,

Barbara Y (47)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 5:05 am

Sharon Wardle (103)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 11:58 pm
Hope he makes a quick & full recovery Thanks for sharing

Stella G (403)
Wednesday October 29, 2014, 3:11 pm
Grazie Phyllis, per la condivisione di una buona notizia. Naturalmente grazie ai soccorritori che si sono adoperati per il salvataggio.

Suzanne L (89)
Wednesday October 29, 2014, 3:25 pm
Thanks Phyllis. It does affirm my faith that there are very good-hearted people in the world who will go the extra mile no only for other people but also for our animal friends. I got kind of teared up with Kenny's picture as he's leaving the vets with his casts and all. This story is miraculous in so many ways.

Vivian F (487)
Wednesday October 29, 2014, 6:13 pm
Thank God for his survival and all the wonderful people that helped him.

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday October 29, 2014, 7:55 pm
There is a petition about this. Anyone want it?

Sherri G (128)
Thursday October 30, 2014, 3:51 am
Thank You Phyllis this was a wonderful story of good people helping a puppy who gives unconditional love. TY Noted

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday October 30, 2014, 7:54 am
Blessings and a huge thank you to all who helped in the rescue. Thank you to those who donated to this dogs vet bills. It is certainly a life worth saving. There are angels among us and they are rescuing and helping animals. I hope he has a speedy recovery. Prayers continue.
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