People who enjoy reading about dog rescue operations have undoubtedly read about the times these animals were saved from icy lakes and ponds. Unfortunately, this situation still happens to dogs every winter.
A good example is this story. In the New York county of Nassau, one hyperactive dog slipped through an icy pond.
This Golden retriever named Lucky has just returned from a stroll around Grant Park in Hewlett with his mother, Kalanit Lebouvich. However, as she removed Lucky’s leash, the dog immediately bolted and ran outside. Kalanit hurried after him, but she was unable to catch up with her hyperactive canine.
The fur mom called him, but Lucky had other plans. He went straight towards the Grant Park docks and into the freezing pond. Sadly, the canine slipped through the ice.
Kalanit immediately dialed 911 after seeing the horrifying scene. Then, within minutes, rescue swimmers from the fire department arrived.
In a video captured by the dog’s owner, one rescuer could be seen approaching Lucky, who was clinging for dear life. The dog’s lower body was buried in icy water, while his forepaws clung to the fragile ice. Lucky was on the verge of exhaustion when the rescuer arrived.
When approaching the dog, the firefighter had to crawl to equally distribute his weight on the thin ice. When he approached Lucky, he was forced to plunge into the icy water in order to pull the animal out. After regaining his balance and was back on solid ground, Lucky ran towards his fur mom as if nothing had happened.
The dog survived on the ice for 30 minutes, proving that he lived up to his nickname. The emergency veterinarian who examined him sent him home with a clean bill of health.
The case of Lucky should serve as a warning to all dog owners to be cautious around frozen bodies of water.
Source: CBS New York