Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

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Source: Santa Barbara City Fire Department

At approximately 3:30 [Sunday], the Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded to a Public Assist in the 1600 block of Shoreline Dr. When Engine 76 personnel arrived on scene they found two small dogs stranded on the side of a cliff. Due to the precarious position of the dogs, Engine 76 personnel requested Truck 171 to respond for additional support.

Engine 76 and Truck 171 personnel set up a rope rescue system and lowered a Firefighter down the cliff side to the dog's location. The dogs were secured to the rope system and were lowered with the Firefighter to the beach.

Upon reaching the beach, the dogs and owner were reunited. The dogs were uninjured and the owner was happy to be reunited with her dogs.

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Lucky 777 Jul 27, 2020 04:56 PM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Off leash. Could just as easily have run into the street and been squished. The owner coos "Oh, da baybees..." but she is an irresponsible owner. Praise to the firefighter who rescued them. Citation to the owner.

Minibeast Jul 27, 2020 05:18 PM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Let's not be so quick to judge. That beach is **legally off-leash** and there's cyclone fencing up top. So, unless the dogs scaled the fence and came down from the park up above . . . Chances are those little rascals are Squirrel chasers and went right up the cliff from the beach-----not necessarily at the point we're seeing here, but somewhere with easier access for them. I've seen Jack Russells, other "terrors"/terriers and like energized dogs up and down those cliffs and rocks------launching themselves from up off the sandy beach.

a-1596084689 Jul 29, 2020 09:51 PM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Yup, got some "terror" in them! Thanks for pointing out the legal off leash area. Stuff happens. Big-hearted people help.

Eggs Ackley Jul 28, 2020 05:56 AM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

No mask no social distancing no leash no...

PS If those are emotional support dogs I’d ask for my money back

Bird Jul 28, 2020 07:14 AM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

1600 block, where is this? Lucky dogs, lucky owner —— hope she will make a contribution to the Animal Rescue Fund. If there isn't such a fund, there should be! proceeds could be used for gear and small extras for all those public employees who go the extra mile, as the crow rescue last week, these dogs, and so many other heart-warming stories here in SB County.

a-1596084827 Jul 29, 2020 09:53 PM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Why not donate to the food bank or a rent/utility fund? These people are well-paid -- and EMPLOYED. Or were you thinking of this fund? https://sbcanimalcare.org/

LoveMySB Jul 28, 2020 08:34 AM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Nice way to meet a handsome fireman. Thanks to the SBFD for all you do! We have the best fire department.

giftedinSB Jul 28, 2020 08:59 AM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Good grief, people are so negative and judgmental. Maybe these dogs are well-trained off-leash and got spooked by something. Let's celebrate the happy ending and praise the firefighter for a successful rescue.

FernaldPoint93108 Jul 28, 2020 11:54 AM
Two Dogs Rescued from Shoreline Cliff

Looks like the dogs were stuck on a cliff below a private residence at 1645 Shoreline Drive. Whether they came from above or below there is no leash requirement in that area. Glad they are safe!

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