It was a happy ending to a dramatic dog rescue tonight as crews saved the animal from the ledge of a steep quarry cliff.
Daisy, the pit bull mix, fell down the side of the Knife River Quarry in Gresham this morning and got stuck for several hours.
Just before 10 p.m., crews rescued the dog and she was reunited with her owner, Tammie Johnson.
Rescue crews really wanted to get daisy out before tomorrow.
They were afraid fireworks from the Fourth of July would scare her into falling even further down the cliff.
During the rescue, a firefighter was lowered down into the huge, steep cliff.
He managed to coax daisy into his arms and get hoisted back up together with the dog.
It was the end of a day-long ordeal that started this morning when workers at Knife River Quarry in Gresham found Daisy stuck on the ledge.
Johnson said the 2-year old pit bull mix went missing a week ago.
The Oregon Humane Society dispatched a rescue team to the quarry and tried to use a cage and food to lure the dog in.
When that didn't work, firefighters went in and carefully got daisy out.
"He told me that in the six years he's been working with the Humane Society and the rescue, this is the worst scenario he's ever been on," Johnson said.
Johnson took Daisy to the vet shortly after the rescue, but so far, she appears to be doing just fine.
"I love her. She's one of the best pets I've ever had. She's such a sweetheart and I'm just glad she's here," Johnson said.
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