“Alfi” Barked for Help – Trapped in a Rock Wall: Firefighters Save a Hunting Dog


The meeting of the fire brigade in Carinthia had to move on Thursday afternoon for an animal rescue operation. An escaped Münsterlander got lost in a steep rock face of the Pöllinger Bach and had to be tied up by the fire brigade.

The young Münsterländer man “Alfi vom Holunderplatzl” had disappeared without a trace from Pölling during meetings since Wednesday evening. “I then went on a search with my second dog and Ranger, my Bernese Mountain Dog, took me to the Pöllinger Bach, where I heard Alfi bark,” reports owner and hunter Tobias Knappitsch. “Alfi” was helplessly stuck in the rocks of the Pöllinger Bach. “I couldn’t get to him, so I asked the fire service for help,” Knappitsch said.

With quad to the crash site
Daniel Gross, Klaudija Glanznig and Margret Bacher of the Treffen volunteer fire brigade came to the rescue of the young fighter. Fellow fighters Philip Marginter and Franz Bacher were also there immediately. “Philip then took Daniel Gross and his gear to the stream with his quad.” Deputy Commander Daniel Gross was then able to rappel to “Alfi” and then rescue him safely from the rock.

Great joy for owner and dog
“He licked it with pleasure and got the rescue harness on without any problems,” says the young hunter happily. The young Münsterlander was exhausted but unharmed. Everyone involved was very happy that the four-legged friend got out of his dangerous situation safely.

Source: Krone


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