Dog On Ice
Although we hear stories about dogs rescuing people, there are times that dogs also need help. On Wednesday,, December 3rd, this became true when firefighters from North Dakota came to the rescue of a dog. How it happened is unknown, but the dog was stranded on a chunk of ice in the middle of a river after escaping from her secured home.
According to reports, a woman was on her way out when she spotted a dog struggling to get up onto a chunk of ice in the middle of Sheyenne River. The river is located in Horace, North Dakota, and is known for icing during the cold month of December.
Since the woman did not know how to help the dog, she immediately phoned 911 for assistance. The woman’s call was then transferred to the local fire department of Cass County Sheriff’s Office in West Fargo. After getting all the needed information, the fire department volunteers immediately went to the scene where the dog was stranded.
Craig Keller, the fire department’s deputy, reported that when they arrived at the scene, the dog was in the dead middle of the river. The chunk of ice was approximately 30 feet from the shore, they knew it would be challenging to rescue the poor dog.
A Brave Rescue
However, the volunteers did not waiver in spirit as they did their best to save the dog. Two firefighters donned water suits and plunged themselves into the icy water to save the chocolate Labrador Retriever. Fortunately, the dog cooperated during the entire rescue operations, not showing any signs of aggression. It was almost as if she new they were rescuing her.