Dog reunites with family after week in national forest

Dog reunites with family after week in national forest

Azara recovering after being rescued Photo: KGMI/WASART Facebook page. Photo by Jess Curry.

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Volunteers worked through the night to rescue a lost dog in Whatcom County over the weekend.

The husky, named Azara, was missing for a week in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

Her family finally found her Saturday at the base of a waterfall on the Welcome Pass trail. Michaela Eves with the Washington State Animal Response Team says their volunteers had to hike through some tough terrain to get to the dog.


She says they make sure that human lives aren’t lost trying to save pets and livestock.


The rescue team included members from Summit-to-Sound Search and Rescue. They began the rescue at 2:30 Saturday afternoon and didn’t get back home until 6:00 Sunday morning.

Azara was hypothermic and exhausted, but otherwise okay.

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