Zak Anderegg was out hiking by himself when he traversed down a 350-foot deep canyon. But what he saw at the bottom he just couldn’t believe. Sitting there was a stray dog. Someone had to have abandoned the poor thing all the way down here, and the thought made Zak very sad yet angry at the same time.

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The man would have to leave and return later with the equipment needed to rescue Riley. And he was very determined to do so. After getting the dog to the surface, he took him to the vet right away as he was in pretty bad shape. In time, Riley would completely recover!

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They didn’t know it at the time, but both Zak and Riley’s lives would change forever the day the man decided to hike down that canyon. It’s a story you don’t want to miss!