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Animal Rescues

The Dales, as well as home and playground to humans, are also the home and playground of animals.  Every year the team is asked to bring its skills to bear in the rescue (and sometimes search) of livestock and pets.

The local farmers mainly keep sheep (yow'ies) and cattle (beast) and all can find their way onto craggy ledges or down mineshafts/potholes.  Rescue of livestock provides the team with good training opportunities and helps to foster good relations between team and land owners.

Dogs, both working and pets, also provide work for the team as they have a tendency to chase rabbits into the ground or over cliffs and require rescue and/or locating!

Animal Rescues

Animal Rescues

Animal Rescues

Animal Rescues

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