Update: The Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue division says the dog, named Fred, is in critical condition, "extremely dehydrated with extensive injuries to his mouth and head, but no broken bones."
"He has minimal reflexes but with fluids he is trying to perk up. Blood work has shown an extensive infection and kidney failure, and extreme electrolyte abnormalities most likely associated with dehydration," the group said on its Facebook page.
The group is seeking donations for Fred's continued care. To help, call the clinic at 928-692-5266, or make a tax-deductible donation online through PayPal at www.lowcostspayneuteraz.org under the HSMC tab.
Earlier: The fortunes of one canine took a drastic turn for the better on Tuesday morning.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, a geologist working in a remote area north of Lake Havasu City happened to come across a dog who had fallen into a mine shaft. The geologist said the dog was alive but wasn’t moving, and he could not get to it.
Mohave County Search and Rescue responded to the scene, along with Animal Control Officers, and a technical rope rescue team entered the mine shaft and managed to bring the dog back to the surface.
According to Animal Control, the dog is an intact male shepherd-mix, about 7 years old, with dark brown and tan coloring. No microchip was able to be located.
The dog has been admitted to Low Cost Spay and Neuter under the name, “Fred” and is expected to make a full recovery.