Dog Rescue

The story behind the dog named Misty who was left behind by a Colorado mountain climber.
3:00 | 08/18/12

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-- dog named -- safe from that Colorado mountain after being left behind -- -- -- up there for nine days tonight the new debate here should the dog's owner. Get her back here's -- send -- This German shepherd named -- is on the road to recovery it's her owner who's now feeling the -- Anthony order -- faces a criminal charge of cruelty to animals after abandoning missing of the 141000 foot summit of Colorado's mountain -- that. 29 year old says he had no choice sharp rocks had severely injured disease pause she was too -- to walk too heavy to carry. He called 911 but was told an animal rescue was too risky -- Absolutely no effort to -- -- hikers Scott and Amanda Washburn found -- almost a week later resist -- Aaron. She's barely moving at all they went online organizing a volunteer rescue team to start getting. -- and on the phone call nine days after missing was left for dead. A group of total strangers hoisted the 100 pound animal into a backpack with a hike down. Are happy ending but tonight there is new outrage among some dog owners because -- -- now says he wants missing back. Online he posted this I humbly beg the forgiveness of the community and most of all -- missy girl. It may be months before order -- -- if he can keep his dog. As for -- she's now resting at a vet clinic where she's nicknamed lucky. -- -- dale ABC news Denver.

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