Even dogs can be overcome by the heat, and rescue crews were called Monday to assist a pooch that collapsed while walking with a 20- year-old Downey woman in Eaton Canyon.
The woman was hiking with her dog around 1 p.m. when the animal became lethargic and stopped walking, according to the Pasadena Fire Department. The woman called for help, and a rescue team of city and county firefighters was able to reach the woman and the ailing dog, a 4-year-old boxer named Tyson.
Crews gave Tyson water, but the dog kept throwing up after drinking. Tyson was then placed in the air-conditioned cab of a waiting Altadena Rescue Team truck and taken to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center parking lot, fire officials said.
The Pasadena Humane Society was there to greet Tyson and the woman, and after 30 minutes of cooling off, Tyson was able to drink without vomiting.
The dog was ultimately sent home with its owner.
Fire officials said the episode should be a reminder for pet owners to bring water for their dogs when taking them hiking.
— City News Service