Hi, my name is Dondi West (search and rescue volunteer). I am fundraising to fund the veterinary bills for Ranger, the Labrador mix, who was instrumental in helping searchers in finding his deceased owner. He and his owner were lost on Mingus Mountain above Prescott Valley, AZ. His owner perished during the six day search by Yavapai Sheriffs Search and Rescue Teams. Ranger stood by his owner's side and was seen by the DPS helicopter on the 6th day. The dog assisted in locating the missing hiker, although with an unfortunate end. The family is dealing with the loss of a loved one and the worry of the family pet. Ranger suffers from severe dehydration and exposure. Ranger was transported to Yavapai Emergency Animal Hospital in Prescott Valley by the Search Dog Unit (SDU) after the DPS helicopter rescue. We hope to pay the veterinary bills to ease the pain of the family tragedy and help in Ranger's recovery. The search is documented on the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page, and Yavapai County Search and Rescue K9 Team Facebook Page. We are initiating this Go Fund Me so the public can help cover the vetenary care of this brave dog Ranger. Your donation is the start of his return to health. Funds beyond his immediate critical care will go to wife of the deceased.