THERE were smiles and tail wagging all round on Sunday morning after emergency services saved a pet dog that had fallen over a cliff at Cape Schanck.
In a rescue operation that involved multiple services, including Boneo and Rosebud CFAs, FRV Rosebud with support from Dandenong, and Sorrento SES, Lola the dog was successfully retrieved from a cliff ledge 15 metres from where she fell.
The dog’s owners said they had been visiting the area on Saturday afternoon when their pet broke from its leash and went over the cliff edge.
It was a tense night for the family, as they had to wait until morning for help to arrive, but the saga ended well when Lola was car up the cliff wagging her tail.
Dogs are not allowed in any part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park.
First published in the Mornington News – 1st August 2023