Deaf dog rescued after falling 100ft into ravine

SORRENTO VALLEY (KGTV) – An eight-year-old deaf Australian Shepherd is safe after falling 100ft down a steep ravine in the Sorrento Valley on Monday.

Just before 2:00 p.m., the San Diego Humane Society Emergency Response Team responded to the 9700 block of Genesee Avenue to respond to a call from owners who said their dog Hobo had slipped into a ravine near their property. The owners said they were in the process of having a fence installed.

Members of the Technical Rescue Unit emergency response team used lifelines to descend the ravine. The SDHU said it took five people to cut Hobo out of the brush with a saw before they could raise him.

The rescue took about four hours.