Yesterday evening (17:32 9/10/21) the team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust with regards to an injured person on Pendle Hill who had been bitten by a dog. It was believed there had been multiple dogs fighting, resulting in both the casualty’s injury and potentially having killed another dog on the hill.
The team was deployed and arrived at Pendle Hill alongside police officers. Once informed it was indeed safe to proceed, the casualty was given pain relief and treated for several bite wounds, as well as a heated blanket and cas bag to try to keep them warm, before being transported to Blackburn Hospital for further medical attention.
Once the casualty was dealt with and on route to the hospital, team members diverted attention to recovering the other dog. However, as they started to ascend the hill they were met at one of the gates by a dog, clearly injured, but defiantly alive! The animal was taken down to its owner who took it on to seek further veterinary care.
As a team we are very aware that this is an emotive topic, both for people to read as well as for our team members involved; for this reason, can we remind people to please keep comments positive!
We wish all the casualties the very best.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a full volunteer organisation that responds to those in need in our local community. The team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.
You can help with the work we do and support the team by texting ‘RPMRT’ to 70085 to donate £3 today.