The 3-month-old Chihuahua fell off the cliffs around 2 p.m. on Friday. He was running off leash when he got too close to the edge of the cliffs fell. The puppy’s owners ran off. Good Samirtans immediately flagged down some lifeguards nearby. Lifeguards brought the puppy to their headquarters until he could be evaluated by a veterinarian. The puppy thankfully landed on the sand, but he still suffered some serious injuries.
The San Diego Department of Animal Services is caring for the puppy. Deputy director Daniel E. DeSousa said the puppy suffered serious head trauma from the fall. The puppy was taken to an emergency hospital for overnight observation. Animal Services will be paying for the dog’s treatment with their Spirit Fund.