Dog rescued from Portland cliff

First published in News

A DOG was rescued after it fell off cliffs in Portland.

The 10-month-old collie, called Jess, was hauled up a 20-foot embankment by a member of the rope rescue team.

Coastguards and fire fighters also attended the incident at around 10.15 this morning.

The dog was unhurt and reunited with its owner.

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3:25pm Sun 18 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

All that expense and resources that may be needed elsewhere for the sake of yet another dumb Dog owner near the cliff edge . They should be BILLED!
All that expense and resources that may be needed elsewhere for the sake of yet another dumb Dog owner near the cliff edge . They should be BILLED! cecilbdoomil
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3:49pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Top Gear says...

Why don't dog owners keep their mutts on leads. Very irresponsible. Would you let small children run around near the cliff edge? I think not.
Why don't dog owners keep their mutts on leads. Very irresponsible. Would you let small children run around near the cliff edge? I think not. Top Gear
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4:05pm Sun 18 Nov 12

dan'not'there says...

Agree with cecil above.
As a retired 'rescue services person' I have to say that there is a great 'on-job' training element to any rescue - be it the mechanics of the rescue itself and/or the exercise of co-ordination between the various agencies involved. Should an animal 'rescue' be required during a quiet period - i.e. the rescue of an animal did not curtail resources being available for human life-saving incidents then the modest extra (consumables) cost should be borne by the 'responsible' owner.
Where human life has been seriously jeopardised by the diversion of essential rescue services to animal rescue - the owner should be charged the full cost. (Man per hour and consumables) Animal Insurance would surely pay up !
Agree with cecil above. As a retired 'rescue services person' I have to say that there is a great 'on-job' training element to any rescue - be it the mechanics of the rescue itself and/or the exercise of co-ordination between the various agencies involved. Should an animal 'rescue' be required during a quiet period - i.e. the rescue of an animal did not curtail resources being available for human life-saving incidents then the modest extra (consumables) cost should be borne by the 'responsible' owner. Where human life has been seriously jeopardised by the diversion of essential rescue services to animal rescue - the owner should be charged the full cost. (Man per hour and consumables) Animal Insurance would surely pay up ! dan'not'there
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5:31pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Tactical says...

Man fk you ignorant idiots above Humans make more accidents so why cant a dog be rescued, poor thing some people need beating hard and come into the real world ! we should rescue anything small or big , nothing desrves to die pre maturley if we can help it regardless of money , id rather we had no money and all helped each other. Disgusting some people would rather let it die. You anger me !
Man fk you ignorant idiots above Humans make more accidents so why cant a dog be rescued, poor thing some people need beating hard and come into the real world ! we should rescue anything small or big , nothing desrves to die pre maturley if we can help it regardless of money , id rather we had no money and all helped each other. Disgusting some people would rather let it die. You anger me ! Tactical
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6:32pm Sun 18 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

Tactical wrote:
Man fk you ignorant idiots above Humans make more accidents so why cant a dog be rescued, poor thing some people need beating hard and come into the real world ! we should rescue anything small or big , nothing desrves to die pre maturley if we can help it regardless of money , id rather we had no money and all helped each other. Disgusting some people would rather let it die. You anger me !
If you are so worried then YOU pay for a service just for rescuing animals then? Or does your self righteous indignation only go as far as someone elses wallet and the risk of others?
[quote][p][bold]Tactical[/bold] wrote: Man fk you ignorant idiots above Humans make more accidents so why cant a dog be rescued, poor thing some people need beating hard and come into the real world ! we should rescue anything small or big , nothing desrves to die pre maturley if we can help it regardless of money , id rather we had no money and all helped each other. Disgusting some people would rather let it die. You anger me ![/p][/quote]If you are so worried then YOU pay for a service just for rescuing animals then? Or does your self righteous indignation only go as far as someone elses wallet and the risk of others? cecilbdoomil
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6:38pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Gordon Bennett says...

Well said Tactical.

What about divers ? What about climbers ? They deliberately put themselves in danger and get rescued for free.

What about the holiday makers that frequently 'wobble' over the cliff.

You either charge none or charge all.

If the services refused to attend animal rescues it would put other people in far greater danger.Either the pet owner or some other animal lover would be tempted to perform a rescue without the equipment and the know how. Very sensible !

Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU !
Well said Tactical. What about divers ? What about climbers ? They deliberately put themselves in danger and get rescued for free. What about the holiday makers that frequently 'wobble' over the cliff. You either charge none or charge all. If the services refused to attend animal rescues it would put other people in far greater danger.Either the pet owner or some other animal lover would be tempted to perform a rescue without the equipment and the know how. Very sensible ! Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU ! Gordon Bennett
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7:28pm Sun 18 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

Gordon Bennett wrote:
Well said Tactical.

What about divers ? What about climbers ? They deliberately put themselves in danger and get rescued for free.

What about the holiday makers that frequently 'wobble' over the cliff.

You either charge none or charge all.

If the services refused to attend animal rescues it would put other people in far greater danger.Either the pet owner or some other animal lover would be tempted to perform a rescue without the equipment and the know how. Very sensible !

Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU !
So you seem to think idiotic animal owners have no responsibility near cliffs, not to put peoples lives at risk in rescuing them then?

About time they took responsibility and kept their animals under control near cliffs, stop passing the buck and putting others at risk. Simple.
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Bennett[/bold] wrote: Well said Tactical. What about divers ? What about climbers ? They deliberately put themselves in danger and get rescued for free. What about the holiday makers that frequently 'wobble' over the cliff. You either charge none or charge all. If the services refused to attend animal rescues it would put other people in far greater danger.Either the pet owner or some other animal lover would be tempted to perform a rescue without the equipment and the know how. Very sensible ! Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU ![/p][/quote]So you seem to think idiotic animal owners have no responsibility near cliffs, not to put peoples lives at risk in rescuing them then? About time they took responsibility and kept their animals under control near cliffs, stop passing the buck and putting others at risk. Simple. cecilbdoomil
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7:38pm Sun 18 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

Gordon Bennett wrote:
Well said Tactical.

What about divers ? What about climbers ? They deliberately put themselves in danger and get rescued for free.

What about the holiday makers that frequently 'wobble' over the cliff.

You either charge none or charge all.

If the services refused to attend animal rescues it would put other people in far greater danger.Either the pet owner or some other animal lover would be tempted to perform a rescue without the equipment and the know how. Very sensible !

Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU !
P.S

" Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU ! Gordon Bennet."

Lets hope you (or anyone) never need the Helicopter, Coastguard, Fire services or similar to rescue YOU...while they have been held up rescuing some idiots dog.
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Bennett[/bold] wrote: Well said Tactical. What about divers ? What about climbers ? They deliberately put themselves in danger and get rescued for free. What about the holiday makers that frequently 'wobble' over the cliff. You either charge none or charge all. If the services refused to attend animal rescues it would put other people in far greater danger.Either the pet owner or some other animal lover would be tempted to perform a rescue without the equipment and the know how. Very sensible ! Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU ![/p][/quote]P.S " Let's hope Cecil you never need a dog to find and rescue YOU ! Gordon Bennet." Lets hope you (or anyone) never need the Helicopter, Coastguard, Fire services or similar to rescue YOU...while they have been held up rescuing some idiots dog. cecilbdoomil
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7:24am Mon 19 Nov 12

killerkelly1980 says...

Well said Tactical!!!

Yes, owners should keep dogs on leads in areas such as cliffs, but accidents do happen!!

From what most of the idiots above are saying, we should all get rid of our cats too as they tend to get stuck in awkward places. And who should be charged for removing the countless number of dead/trapped seagulls each year from our roofs, cows that get stuck in slurry pits, horses that fall????

From what some of you fools are saying, if ever YOU need rescuing from a situation... the emergency service should leave YOU stuck until they find out wether you can cover the costs of the rescue??? I think not
Well said Tactical!!! Yes, owners should keep dogs on leads in areas such as cliffs, but accidents do happen!! From what most of the idiots above are saying, we should all get rid of our cats too as they tend to get stuck in awkward places. And who should be charged for removing the countless number of dead/trapped seagulls each year from our roofs, cows that get stuck in slurry pits, horses that fall???? From what some of you fools are saying, if ever YOU need rescuing from a situation... the emergency service should leave YOU stuck until they find out wether you can cover the costs of the rescue??? I think not killerkelly1980
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9:55am Mon 19 Nov 12

stench says...

I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds!

This guy is the biggest tool on the forum.

Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...
I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds! This guy is the biggest tool on the forum. Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots... stench
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11:52am Mon 19 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

stench wrote:
I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds!

This guy is the biggest tool on the forum.

Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...
Stench, you do have issues eh? Stalking me from article to article with shaming language and an obsession with the word "tool".
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds! This guy is the biggest tool on the forum. Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...[/p][/quote]Stench, you do have issues eh? Stalking me from article to article with shaming language and an obsession with the word "tool". cecilbdoomil
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12:14pm Mon 19 Nov 12

stench says...

cecilbdoomil wrote:
stench wrote: I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds! This guy is the biggest tool on the forum. Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...
Stench, you do have issues eh? Stalking me from article to article with shaming language and an obsession with the word "tool".
only ever seem to use that word with yourself...

and you cannot be escaped!

You seem to be the first to comment on every debatable story, even on a Sunday!

Yes, you are a tool :D
[quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds! This guy is the biggest tool on the forum. Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...[/p][/quote]Stench, you do have issues eh? Stalking me from article to article with shaming language and an obsession with the word "tool".[/p][/quote]only ever seem to use that word with yourself... and you cannot be escaped! You seem to be the first to comment on every debatable story, even on a Sunday! Yes, you are a tool :D stench
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9:00pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Crabber says...

As for it being the Dogs fault it isn't . Its the idiotic owners who fail to control their Animals. If all you clowns above think this is right and proper I hope that niether you or yout kith n kin never require the Helo or Coastguard Cliff Team and they are Rescuing so morons Dog from somewhere on the Jurassic Coast
As for it being the Dogs fault it isn't . Its the idiotic owners who fail to control their Animals. If all you clowns above think this is right and proper I hope that niether you or yout kith n kin never require the Helo or Coastguard Cliff Team and they are Rescuing so morons Dog from somewhere on the Jurassic Coast Crabber
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12:30pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Throckape says...

I'm not a dog owner but I think the reaction here does reinforce my fear that some animals may be better than 'certain' humans.

Good for Jess I bet the owner is very relieved.
I'm not a dog owner but I think the reaction here does reinforce my fear that some animals may be better than 'certain' humans. Good for Jess I bet the owner is very relieved. Throckape
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2:49pm Thu 22 Nov 12

woodsedge says...

stench wrote:
cecilbdoomil wrote:
stench wrote: I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds! This guy is the biggest tool on the forum. Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...
Stench, you do have issues eh? Stalking me from article to article with shaming language and an obsession with the word "tool".
only ever seem to use that word with yourself...

and you cannot be escaped!

You seem to be the first to comment on every debatable story, even on a Sunday!

Yes, you are a tool :D
you can't call Cecil a tool! Tools are useful! He is just a sandwich short of a picnic or when they were giving out brains he was getting a second helping of mouth or he fell from the top of the idiot tree hitting every idiot branch on the way down! The frightening thing is that we only get to see the posts that the site moderator leaves on and not the offensive ones he takes off!
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: I hope Cecil gets attacked by a pack of cliff hanging hounds! This guy is the biggest tool on the forum. Always sees the negative, acting like he/she is so intelligent, but yet cant explain the point without calling people idiots...[/p][/quote]Stench, you do have issues eh? Stalking me from article to article with shaming language and an obsession with the word "tool".[/p][/quote]only ever seem to use that word with yourself... and you cannot be escaped! You seem to be the first to comment on every debatable story, even on a Sunday! Yes, you are a tool :D[/p][/quote]you can't call Cecil a tool! Tools are useful! He is just a sandwich short of a picnic or when they were giving out brains he was getting a second helping of mouth or he fell from the top of the idiot tree hitting every idiot branch on the way down! The frightening thing is that we only get to see the posts that the site moderator leaves on and not the offensive ones he takes off! woodsedge
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5:08pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Bert Fry says...

Once again some people spouting their antagonistic nonsense. Of course you should rescue the dog, if you don't, you put the owner at risk because he/she certainly isn't going to walk away.
Fortunately, I feel confident that the rescue co-ordinators have more common sense than some of the contributors here; if a helicoptor is called to a dog rescue and a human emergency requires its attendance, it will be diverted (it's called prioritisation).
Once again some people spouting their antagonistic nonsense. Of course you should rescue the dog, if you don't, you put the owner at risk because he/she certainly isn't going to walk away. Fortunately, I feel confident that the rescue co-ordinators have more common sense than some of the contributors here; if a helicoptor is called to a dog rescue and a human emergency requires its attendance, it will be diverted (it's called prioritisation). Bert Fry
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1:01pm Fri 23 Nov 12

monkeydog says...

It's the usual problem Stupid dog owners who are often less intelligent than the dog. Idiots walk their dogs off the lead near cliff edges! I've never lived a a town where I've seen so many walk along the street with the dog off the lead. In the end, especially if a person is injured, it's always said to be the dog's fault. The truth is the cause of just about any incident involving a dog can be traced to the owner who is generally a thick, inconsiderate, arrogant fool and they are all around us. There's not a day goes by when I don't see one of these morons doing something stupid in the company of a dog.
It's the usual problem Stupid dog owners who are often less intelligent than the dog. Idiots walk their dogs off the lead near cliff edges! I've never lived a a town where I've seen so many walk along the street with the dog off the lead. In the end, especially if a person is injured, it's always said to be the dog's fault. The truth is the cause of just about any incident involving a dog can be traced to the owner who is generally a thick, inconsiderate, arrogant fool and they are all around us. There's not a day goes by when I don't see one of these morons doing something stupid in the company of a dog. monkeydog
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