Man ditches dog on mountain, now wants her back

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GEORGETOWN, Colo (KKCO) A happy ending to the story of Missy, the German shepherd who was abandoned by her owner high atop a Colorado mountain for eight days. After an all out rescue effort by hikers to retrieve the injured and hungry dog from one of Colorado's tallest peaks, her owner wanted her back. However, Anthony Ortolani will now face charges of animal cruelty. Ortolani contends he had to leave Missy on the mountain when a storm moved in and she was unable to walk because of injured paws. Missy was discovered close to death and alone by a couple of hikers from Denver. After posting a picture online, another group of hikers mobilized to help retrieve the 100 pound dog, not an easy feat.

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