XENIA TWP. — UPDATE @ 8:35 p.m.
A prized treeing Walker coonhound named Minnie Pearl was the dog who fell to its death Monday night in the pursuit of a raccoon, a family member said.
“She came from a highly regarded bloodline, but more importantly she was a loved companion to her family and will be greatly missed,” the family member said.
UPDATE @ 12:35 a.m. (Jan. 14)
A dog that chased a raccoon up a tree Monday night fell to its death before it could be rescued.
The dog ran about 60 to 80 feet up a tree sometime around 10:30 p.m. in a wooded area on private property far off Clifton Road.
Xenia Twp. fire crews brought out a ladder truck and set up rescue equipment in attempts to reach the dog that had been stuck in the tree for about two hours.
The dog was some kind of a hunting breed that had been tracking the animal before the incident, a fire official said.
A dog ran about 50 feet up a tree Monday night off Clifton Road.
Xenia Twp. fire crews brought out a ladder truck in an attempt to rescue the dog, whose breed is unknown.