Missy the Dog who was abandoned by her owner on one of Colorado’s 14ers (Colorado Hiker Abandoned Injured Dog to Die) will be adopted by one of her rescuers.

9News of Colorado had this update, One of the rescuers, John Steed, talked to 9NEWS Tuesday. He said that he hasn’t had any contact with Missy’s original owner, Anthony Ortolani, but that he’s open to a meeting.

“I hold no ill will towards Mr. Ortolani, and I think it’s great that he has agreed to relinquish custody of Missy,” Steed said.

The rescuers are starting a non-profit rescue group to retrieve animals stranded in the backcountry. They hope to have it up and running by next summer.

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