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Dog falls through the Ice and is saved by Firefighters

Posted December 23, 2013 in A Pet's Life

We’re taking a look at 13 of the luckiest, most inspiring pets of 2013. We’ll bring you stories of two new pets every weekday from now through the end of the year - then ask you to pick your favorite!


CBS News reports that a golden retriever named Crosby was rescued from the Charles River off of Winding River Road. According to a report from Firefighters in Wellesley, Massachusetts were dispatched to save Crosby after a panicked 911 call was placed by Crosby’s guardian. Apparently she was out for a walk with her golden retriever when the incident occurred. She tried to venture out onto the ice herself and save Crosby but was stopped by firefighters who feared for her safety. The firefighters then tied themselves to the shore and swam out to rescue the dog. WCVB reports that Crosby was dried off and warmed and will be fine. Click here to view video and pictures of the heroic rescue.

This story is an excellent reminder of how dangerous thin ice can be for our pets. Thankfully, the Wellesley fire department was there to help Crosby.

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Jason has over 6 years of experience in the pet health industry and is managing editor of IDEXX’s Pet Health Network team.

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