Utah County rescue team won't help rescue dog injured by mountain goat

Published 08/03 2014 08:01PM

Updated 08/04 2014 09:41AM

UPDATE: The woman was able to coax her dog off the mountain and took it to a vet. The vet checked the dog and it appears to be in good condition, said Sgt. Cannon.

MOUNT TIMPANOGOS, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Rescue crews wouldn't head up to rescue a dog that was allegedly injured by a mountain goat.

The woman and her dog were hiking in the Aspen Grove area of Mount Timpanogos Sunday afternoon when she says that her dog was attacked by the mountain goat.

The woman was not injured, and because of that, rescue crews couldn't help bring her dog safely down the mountain.

“It's a tough call to make sometimes,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. “If we commit our resources to a rescue operation that may take several hours to do, and then we get a call out in some other part of the county that requires our search and rescue team, they may be delayed in their response or may be completely unable to respond, so we're not able to go up and help with her dog.”

Sgt. Cannon says that he’s never had reports of a mountain goat attacking anyone in the past.

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