Police Warn Pet Owners After Dog Falls into The Elora Gorge

A walk through the woods ended in tragedy last week after a dog fell down the side of a cliff at Elora Gorge. Wellington OPP and Guelph fire were called to the bridge on Wellington Road 7 in response to a report of a dog falling off a cliff into the gorge. When emergency responders arrived the dog was located, but it was sadly too late. Police say people should be exercising caution,” pet owners need to keep their dogs on leashes, especially in areas with extreme hazards, like on the trails at Elora Gorge. Last month, a two-year-old German Shepard reportedly fell into the gorge at a different point on the trail. The district fire chief at the Township of Centre Wellington Fire Department, said every year the fire hall receives one or two calls about an animal falling into the gorge. The Elora Gorge Conservation has done over and above what they need to do to make it a safe for people. “They do everything they can to keep it that way….

Source: Chris Seto/ Photo: submitted by OPP

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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