Who do I think should get to keep the dog?
First, Ortalani was an idiot (what was he thinking?), to bring a dog who was not bred to work and survive in the mountains.
Second, Ortalani should have tried harder to organized the rescue mission, not leave it concerned hikers and climbers to do the mission for him.
Third, Ortalani abandoned his injured ’Missy Girl’ to her fate (and therefore his rights to Missy too). Missy stood strong, tall and faithfully waited for her owner to return in those frigid, cold and desolate mountains...but no avail. Hope, faith and love came from unknown rescuers...not from Ortalani.
Lastly, in my opinion and if I was adjudicating this case, I would rule in favor of the one of the rescuers who would have her and give her the love she
needs and deserves.
"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue". Author Unknown
Christopher ~ The Marquis of Quotes ~ Member of the Order of Pinaud, Face Latherers Club United, Alliance of Merkur, League of Extraordinary Mild Shavers and the Voskhod