Zak Anderegg was taking a hike in desert canyons when he found something he’d never expect: an abandoned puppy. The pup, (now known as Riley) was stranded 350 feet deep in a cave and seemingly placed there. Anderegg, who had been filming his hike up to that point, was shocked to find a dog in such place. He immediately fed him and came back as soon as he could with the proper equipment to rescue him. It took him several weeks before he was completely rehabilitated, but Riley now lives a life in a very loving home and is the subject of Anderegg’s book, “Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself”, available here.

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