That was my first reaction to this story:
Two Denver hikers are locked in a bitter battle over the fate of a German Shepard named Missy, who was abandoned by one and then rescued by another at 13,000 feet.
Scott Washburn found the dog bloodied and near-death atop Colorado’s Mt Bierstadt and then organized a search and rescue party to save her.
He wants to keep the dog, alleging that Anthony Ortolani lacks the ability or compassion to care for the creature, which went without food and water for eight days.
It’s not that the dog was left behind; if you can’t get an injured animal off of a mountain by yourself, you can’t get an injured animal off of a mountain by yourself. But one side in this dispute went home and put a team together to God-damned well get that dog down off of the mountain; and the other side went home and checked the internet to see if anybody was doing that. Guess which side I think deserves to have a dog.
Go ahead. Guess.