Great Dane rescued from icy pond

Great Dane rescued from ice-covered pond

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This week, a Great Dane was saved from an ice-covered lake in Pennsylvania. The rescue effort was documented by Volant Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday. In a Facebook post, the dog’s rescue was recounted to page followers:

This morning at approximately 10:15 Volant VFC was dispatched for a Great Dane that had broken through the ice on a pond about 20 feet from shore and assistance was requested from Neshannock Township Fire Department for their water rescue team.

Rescuers utilized a boat and personal flotation devices to enter the icy lake – the struggling dog was secured with a dog and lifted onto solid ice before being loaded into the boat and pulled to shore. The Department stated:

Noga Ambulance on scene evaluated the owner who had been laying on top of the ice holding onto the dog until fire company personnel reached them. Once the dog was on shore he was put into a stokes basket and carried to the roadway approximately 100 yards where he was loaded into a vehicle to be taken home and warmed up and evaluated.

Great Dane rescued

It bears repeating – dogs should be kept on leash around icy lakes and ponds (and rivers). If a dog manages to run onto thin ice and fall through, emergency personnel should be contacted for assistance.

(Images via Missy Shaw Davies/Facebook)

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3 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    HUGE THANK YOU to all who rescued this dog who surely would have died if not for their quick actions. PLEASE do NOT allow animals out on any ice – you never know where it is thin and could become a death trap. So glad this is a happy ending for both dog and owner, and hopefully, a wake up call.

  2. Ezgi Melody says:

    ♥ℒℴѵℯ♥ ℒℴѵℯ♥ ℒℴѵℯ♥ ℒℴѵℯ♥


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