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Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

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Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby JayJayByrd » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:09 pm

on 9NEWS.com

DENVER - The owner of the German Shepherd mix left on one of Colorado's fourteeners last month for more than a week has reached a plea deal.

Anthony Ortolani is charged with animal abuse after the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office says he left his dog Missy to die on Mt. Bierstadt.

Ortolani's lawyer said he has agreed to plea to a minor Clear Creek County ordinance violation, and he would give up custody of Missy to one of the volunteer rescuers.

full story here: http://www.9news.com/news/article/289571/339/Owner-of-dog-left-on-14er-explains-his-actions

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Navigaiter » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:22 pm

If it's true that he's really going to give her up to someone much more caring, this is awesome news. I look forward to hearing about her finding a new, much better home.

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby aaronmojica » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:47 pm

drop it

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby ameristrat » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:01 pm

I'm all for lessening these threads (and keeping the OR threads off the main page has helped tremendously, thanks Bill!), but I'm glad to hear this news!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Navigaiter » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:11 pm

Well there are now several outlets reporting this news. Very good to hear. After seeing the video of her playing with the rescuers, it's good to see how much she's recovered and how happy she seems. She'll never miss he who abandoned her.

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby mts4602 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:27 pm

I honestly can't imagine how I would feel or what I would do if I were in the same situation as this guy and had to leave my dog up there. I would like to think I would have done something different, at least attempting to go back and look for the dog later, but if I don't think I would have asked strangers from 14ers.com to help me find my dog.

What's really hard for me to wrap my head around is the fact that this guy was charged with a crime in the first place, and sadly brought forth mostly by members of this site. Unless I am mixing up details, he is being charged for a crime for leaving his dog by the same agency that refused to help him rescue the dog??????????????????????? In my opinion after he asked for help and was denied by the authorities that was game over, not his problem anymore. They refused to help rescue the dog because why, it was an animal not a human. Now they are charging him for leaving the dog. Crazy. I can't believe how angry this whole thing makes me.

I love this site, the people on here are amazing, but the hatred and anger brought forth on this guy is ridiculous. I just simply don't understand. I also love my dog and again believe I would have tried on my own to rescue her if she were in that situation.

I DO NOT think the guy should get his dog back, and am very happy one of the rescuers may get her.....The rest of the story though, the crime, anger, etc..just crazy.
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Navigaiter » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:40 pm

Well he didn't ask strangers to help. It came to light when a 14ers.com member ran across her. Those who found her posted the info on here, and independent of the situation, the rescuers organized an effort.

He's actually being charged by Clear Creek Animal Control, which was not involved in the situation until they learned he abandoned her. I can't speak for the rescuers, but I don't know that they actively pursued the charges. I think that happened independent of their actions. Could be wrong though.

Either way, it's great news.

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Cool story, now drop it.
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby flylikeabeagle » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:57 pm

It's a great story and I think worthy of a simple thread on this amazing website. Why not just move on to another thread if you are too cool for it or it is beneath you. Relieved the dog will go to a good home

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby alpenglow » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:32 pm

Great news! Brilliant work by the rescuers. I love a happy ending. Lucky, enjoy your new pack you deserve each other.

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Fisching » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:49 pm

Thread Derailment!!!

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Fisching » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:51 pm

Thread Derailment!!!

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GO AWAY AND GO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN!!!
Peter Aitchison on the risks of rock climbing and mountaineering: "That's life, isn't it? We think the challenge and satisfaction you get from doing this is worth the risks."

"Respect the mountain. Train hard. Hope you can sneak up when it isn't looking."

"The mind is always worried about consequences, but the heart knows no fear. The heart just does what it wants."

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