Paws Planet – World Animal News
Dogs

Man Risks His Life, Jumps Into Frozen Water To Save Drowning Dog

Don Chatten, a 49-year-old man, was walking his two rescue dogs at Ellicott Creek Dog Park when one of his dogs stopped at the foot of the bridge and started acting strange. Don followed the dog and found a small dog trapped in the freezing waters.

Credit: Facebook/Samantha Kelly

Don shouted to everyone to call 911, but he knew he needed to do something immediately. Without thinking twice, Don took off his shoes and jumped into the icy waters to save the distressed animal. He broke the ice with his forearm and swam through the path of broken ice to reach the dog. Then, he picked the dog up, held him in his chest and got out of the freezing water.

Credit: Facebook/Samantha Kelly

The dog, a Terrier mix called Jackson, couldn’t stand up his legs were so numb — and he was clearly in shock. He was brought to the vets and given emergency care. The vets checked the dog’s body temperature and realized that if Don hadn’t done what he did, Jackson would probably have passed away.

Credit: Facebook/Samantha Kelly

Jackson’s owner was looking everywhere for him, so he was happy and grateful to get his baby back. Don has been hailed a hero, but he attributes that rescue to his determined dog who felt the danger. Thank you, Don!

Some people captured the incredible rescue using their mobile phone. Click the video below to watch Don bravely rescue little Jackson!

Source: I Love My Dog

Related posts

Dog Never Loses Hope Waiting For His Left Family 4 Years At The Same Road

Carolyn Mullet

Toddler Born Without Feet Gets A Puppy Born Without A Paw: “That’s My Puppy, He’s Just Like Me”

Carolyn Mullet

20-Year-Old Dog Can’t Sleep Without Cuddling Her Stuffed Banana

Carolyn Mullet

Starving Dog Shows Gratitude And Love Towards Woman Who Rescued Him

Carolyn Mullet

30 “Naughty” Pets That Got Named In The Pet Shaming Facebook Group

Margot Nolan

20+ Dogs Who Never Think Of Giving Their Owners Personal Space

Margot Nolan

20+ Hilarious “Weird” Actions Of Dogs and They Don’t Really Care

Margot Nolan

Grandma Searches For Her ‘Lost’ Dentures And Sees Dog With A Big Grin On Her Face

Carolyn Mullet

Depressed Obese Husky Finds Herself Again Through An Awesome Journey

Margot Nolan

Shelter Dogs Snuggle Together For Comfort While They Wait For Forever Home

Carolyn Mullet

Czech Photographer Captures Her Dog’s Life In The City

Carolyn Mullet

20+ Dogs Who Need To Reset Their Default Settings

Carolyn Mullet