Police Rescue Drowning Golden Retriever

This one happened close to home.  In Ancaster, Ontario, Max, a golden retriever was trapped in ice in a two acre pond struggling for survival for at least 45 minutes while the family, including 4 young  children, watched in horror.  Instead of risking their lives, the Stam family did the right thing and called for help.  A special marine unit from the Hamilton Police Service who are trained in ice rescue responded with their gear.  Cst Marty Bushell swam out and pulled the dog to safety while his partner James Suthery had his back.

Photo:  Scott Gardner/The Hamilton Spectator
Photo: Scott Gardner/The Hamilton Spectator

Max was taken to the vet and given a clean bill of health. The children made a card for the police officers to thank them.

Credit:  Scott Gardner/The Hamilton Spectator
Credit: Scott Gardner/The Hamilton Spectator

Message here is “no ice is safe ice” says Cst. Suthery.  If your dog is trapped in ice, please call police or fire, do not try to rescue the dog yourself!

I love happy endings!

For the full story from The Hamilton Spectator click here.


5 thoughts on “Police Rescue Drowning Golden Retriever

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  1. Reblogged this on Stewie 'n' Dumpling and commented:
    Stewie and I have reblogged this because we want you humans to understand this, even though snow and ice look lovely, the ice is a danger to us canines… if we get trapped we could die and so could you if you try to save us.. so please be careful with us pooches around ice and if we get in trouble call the police and fire brigade.. Have a happy and safe winter.

  2. Thanks for the great story and the happy ending. It would take great restraint on my part, if I was one of the family members, not to be stupid and jump in to save the dog.

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