Flying sausages lead dog missing for days to safety
(CNN) - When all else failed, rescuers in England used ingenuity, technology and cured meats to lead a stranded dog to safety.
Millie, a Jack Russell mix, had gotten away from her owner Jan. 13 and was stranded in the mudflats of Hampshire, England. Officials were worried about the threat of a rising tide, but the spooked dog wouldn’t cooperate with rescuers.
After two days, rescuers were out of options. As a last resort, “Operation Sausage Salvation” was born.
A sausage was tied to a drone, which then hovered over Millie’s position. The tantalizing treat lured the stubborn – and hungry – dog nearly 1,000 feet to safety.
Millie’s owners were relieved to have her back.
Rescuers said the sausage idea was crazy, but they’d definitely use it again.
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