Resourceful residents rescue Lucky Louie


Louie on her  ledge … all fenced in at the end of the road for now

Louie the dog looked distinctly unlucky when first sighted by residents’ dogs Scruffy and Ollie on their regular morning walk around the Pearl Retirement Resort.

Delma and Wendy,  alerted by their dogs, found the distressed and exhausted pup stuck on a narrow ledge above a storm water inlet into Ludmilla Creek at the back of Pearl.

Having assessed the dog’s plight they enlisted the support of Russ and John to rescue the pup. The pup was too scared to co-operate but was eventually coaxed back some distance along the creek towards Pearl’s back gate from where it could be brought into the safety of  the resort.

Russ John & Louie

Russ and John try to persuade Louie to move

Eventually, after some false starts,  Louie – now identified by a tag on her collar   – was finally coaxed through the water and, with some pushing and pulling, she was hauled up the bank. Finally she was loaded into Russ’s wheelbarrow and, with John and Wendy holding her in place, was wheeled into Pearl and safety.

In the meantime Delma had phoned the astonished owner whose number was also on the name tag, By the time Louie was wheeled up the slope, Delma and the owners arrived for a joyful and relieved reunion.


Happy reunion – the happy owners with Louie in the wheelbarrow,  and John and Russ.

For the time being lucky Louie’s big adventure was over.  After a check-up at the vet’s, followed by some stitches and an overnight stay, Louie was finally on her way back home.

The resourceful residents – and Ollie and Scruffy – breathed several sighs of relief and enjoyed the feeling of having done something really good.

Scruffy and Ollie wait for their reward

Photos: Delma   Text : Wendy