North West Wales

Snowdonia mountain rescue for tired pet Labrador Nero

Andy Cornford takes his turn carrying Nero
Image caption Nero was carried down by three mountain rescue team members

A dog had to be carried down a mountain after he became tired and injured on a walk with his owner in the Ogwen Valley near Bangor, Gwynedd.

Three members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team took turns to carry 30 kg (66lb) black Labrador Nero, on their shoulders down Y Garn.

Team member Chris Lloyd said it was the right decision to call the team.

Nero, who suffered sore paws, is now recovering at his home in Chester.

"We first put him in a large bag, but it was such a hot day it was obvious the dog wasn't happy, so we decided to carry him down on our shoulders," said Mr Lloyd.

Image caption Y Garn is popular with walkers

"We took frequent breaks so that he could walk around and he didn't mind being carried like that, as he was resting on our rucksacks with his legs either side on our shoulders."

Mr Lloyd took turns with fellow team-members Andy Cornford and Alex Bath to get the pooch down the 946m (3,102ft) mountain.

Nero, who is 10, was taken poorly after a "nice walk" up Y Garn, said Mr Lloyd.

"The plan had been to carry on to Glyder Fawr but his pads got a bit raw, as he is used to running on grassland, and his back legs got a bit wobbly.

"Passers-by tried to help, but it was a good decision to call us," he added.

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