A HUSKY dog with cuts to its paws was attended to by Keswick Mountain Rescue (MRT) team after getting stuck on Scafell Pike.

The six-year-old dog was out with two female walkers on Saturday (June 9).

The two women, one seven months pregnant, had walked from Seathwaite to Scafell Pike. They arrived on the summit at around 5pm with plenty of daylight to return.

A spokesperson for Keswick MRT said: "On their descent, the six-year-old husky gave up and would walk no further despite the lure of treats. One of our team members who lives close to the location set off first with his daughter, a student vet.

"They were followed by a vehicle of team members and one of our search dog handlers. It was quickly obvious that the dog would not be able to walk down, it made two steps with some gentle persuasion and loads of treats and stopped, so she was placed in a kind of nest made from our casualty bag, put onto the stretcher, strapped in and carried down arriving back in the valley at Seathwaite around 2am. 

"The owner kindly updated us the next day and it turned out the dog had lacerations on its paws explaining it’s reluctance to walk. 

"It had previously done the Yorkshire 3 peaks so is a fit dog - it was just unfortunate, but made for a 'different' kind of rescue from the norm!"

The dog's owner, Elizabeth Wood, wrote on Keswick MRT's Facebook page: "She’s fine thank you everyone not usually one to shy away from a mountain walk so we knew something was wrong. She’s on the mend & being looked after by both myself & my husband. Thank you for everything you did she was spoiled rotten!"