Just like thunderstorms, fireworks can cause our puppy friends to have seriously spooked reactions. When this sweet vizsla named Rue heard the crackles and pops over the holiday weekend, she got so anxious that she ran for the Salt Lake City, Utah, wilderness.
The next day, hikers discovered the pup three miles from her home, far up in the nearby mountains. She was visibly shaken, dehydrated, and suffering wounded paws. They contacted the local fire department, who sent a team hiking up the trail.
After providing her with much-needed water, they noticed she was too worn out and in too much pain to make the trek down herself.
So crewmember Tony Stowe hoisted her up onto his shoulders, carrying her the whole way back.
Taking in the view from the comfort of Stowe’s shoulders.
It’s baffling how far she was able to rush herself away in all her panic.
Thankfully, they were able to scan her microchip as soon as they arrived at Animal Services and return her to her anxious owners.
Hopefully this sweet girl stays inside the next time there’s such scary celebrations. Maybe with a nice teddy bear to keep her calm.