Firefighters Rescue Elderly Dog That Fell Through Frozen Ice On Lake Michigan

By | January 14, 2017

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Michigan firefighters risked their lives to save a dog that fell through thin ice last week. 

The White Lake Fire Authority said crews were called to assist Muskegon County Animal Control officers last Wednesday after the dog wandered onto the ice and fell through about 100 yards from shore. 

Credit: WZZM
Credit: WZZM

Credit: WZZM
Credit: WZZM

Holman and his crew arrived just in time, but the pup had become lethargic due to the onset of hypothermia.

Holman said, “As you get closer you get into a more crawling position to hopefully not disrupt any more of the ice – almost a slide-in method into the hole where you can gain control of the animal.”

Credit: WZZM
Credit: WZZM

Luckily, the 14-year-old dog was reunited with its owner, and Lana Carson, director of the Pound Buddies shelter, said, “It is very, very unusual for this dog to kind of stray like that. It just kind of wandered off and found itself on the ice. The owner is very happy that the dog is safe and sound.”

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