A clever dog, who found himself in a frightening predicament in Marshfield, Missouri, was able to help himself when a good Samaritan came to his aid. Jeff Mann, the pastor of the CrossBridge Baptist Church, noticed that his neighbor’s dog was stuck in an ice-covered pond in his backyard.
Mann donned a pair of boots and grabbed a rope and headed onto the ice to help the cold and frightened pooch. After multiple attempts to get the rope to the dog, he was met with success. Amazingly, the dog was clever enough to grab hold of the rope and hang on while Mann pulled him to safety.
The entire rescue effort was captured on video and posted to Mann’s Facebook page – it has been viewed nearly 60,000 times since Friday. Mann recounted what happened:
Neighbor’s dog got in my pond this afternoon. The pond is aerated. So there is no ice in the middle. This poor guy almost drowned. Selina Mann saw him from the kitchen window. He is a smart dog. I’m glad I didn’t want to take a polar bear plunge which I thought I was about too. The ice was cracking.
Great job Jeff Mann – and kudos to the clever pup who was able to help himself out of a scary situation!
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