The Altadena Sheriff’s Station received a 911 call for a dog that had collapsed from possible heat stroke Monday while hiking with her owner.
A 20-year-old female from Downey was hiking in the Eaton Canyon Nature Center with temperatures averaging 100 degrees with her dog, when the dog appeared lethargic and stopped walking.
Along with Pasadena Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Altadena Search and Rescue Team responded to Eaton Canyon. Fire Captain Joe Grayston of L.A. County Fire Engine 66 was able to telephone the hiker and direct rescue crews into the location of the injured dog.
The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was able to drive up the dirt hiking trail and reach the hiker and her dog. The first arriving rescue crew saw that “Tyson,” the four-year-old Boxer, was unable to sit up and breathing rapidly.
An attempt was made to give the overheated dog water, but sadly Tyson threw up every time water was given. Tyson was loaded into the air conditioned cab of a waiting Altadena Rescue Team truck, and both Tyson and her owner were driven off the hot trail to the parking lot at Eaton Canyon Nature Center.
The Pasadena Humane Society was waiting at the nature center parking lot, and they accessed the dog.
After 30 minutes of cooling off, Tyson was given water, and appeared okay to go home.
Authorities remind everyone who is walking with their pets to bring enough water for them too. Especially during excessive heat.