Earlier this month, Tavistock Fire Station were called to Gulworthy along with the specialist rescue team from Camels Head, where a dog had fallen down a shaft whilst working in the woods.
Gem, a 6-year-old working spaniel, had fallen around 30 metres down a straight shaft. Nothing had been heard from the dog for some time and it couldn’t be seen from the top.
Crews set up specialist lines with a recovery system. A detector was sent down to test for any traces of gases before a firefighter was lowered in.
The dog was located at the base in an alcove and brought up to ground level using an animal rescue bag, where she was reunited with her relieved owner.
She appeared relatively well despite her fall and was then going to be taken to the vet to get checked over.
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More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against a ban on dogs using Weymouth beach for seven months of the year.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council increased the ban in 2016 to cover Easter through to October, but campaigners want that reduced. Dog owners say a seven-month ban is too long and want it limited to the summer season.
The campaigners say the longer ban has led to a drop in visitors and loss in trade for cafes and kiosks along the seafront.
They want residents in Weymouth and Portland to back their petition.
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The Cornish Seal Sanctuary re-opens its hospital today, 17 October, following a £50,000 renovation.
The centre for injured pups, based in the village of Gweek, will also be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year.
As Cornwall's only seal rescue centre, the sanctuary cares for more than 50 pups every season.
The new facilities mean more injured pups can be cared for.
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