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Heroic police save elderly Golden Retriever from freezing in icy pond

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | December 28, 2012 | Comments (8)

An RCMP officer carries the golden retriever he rescued from an icy pond
RCMP officer Const. Kris LeGresley helped save a Golden Retriever from an icy pond.

An elderly Golden Retriever who had fallen into an icy pond and nearly drowned, was rescued by Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Larry LaVallee spotted the distressed dog on Thursday morning from his bathroom window overlooking the pond in Kippens, Western Newfoundland. He said he had first thought the object was "a box or something that blew onto the ice". When he looked out again a short time later he noticed the object move, went to investigate and discovered it was a dog. He called the RCMP for help.

An elderly Golden Retriever was rescued from an icy pond by RCMP

The dog had his head down on the pond ice and looked like he was nearly dead. As Larry tried to find a safe way to get to the dog's side, police arrived. Const. Kris LeGresley found a path through the brush to get to the dog and was able to grab and pull the frozen dog out from the ice. Const. Kelsey Ford assisted in carrying the dog back to their vehicle and taking him to the veterinary clinic.

The vet clinic said it looks like the dog will be all right after his chilly ordeal. Const. Ford of the Bay St. George RCMP said the owners reported the dog missing after they returned home late Wednesday night. They went out searching for their dog, but could not find him. The Golden Retriever was returned home safely to his owners on Thursday afternoon.

After witnessing the rescue, Larry told the Western Star, "These are heroes of the community. Despite doing a very long shift they were very respectful and worked really well together saving that dog’s life."




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Comments on this Article

Proud of that man... good job
Love a happy ending! Thanks for doing the right thing!
Well Done Larry and Kris; to report and rescue after a long day, great team work of caring people, Bless you.
Thank you, Constable LeGresley, for saving this poor dog. So glad he's all right, and back with his family. Hope they will make sure he doesn't wander off again!
Const. LeGresley Thank you for going above and beyond, in saving this dog. You didn't HAVE to go out of your way, but you did, and that is the true measure of a man, what he does when it isn't truly required of him.
This makes me want to cry, people can be so good, saving a poor old dog without giving it a 2nd thought. Bravo! Heroes to be sure... :0) It's nice to hear a good story amongst all the horrible ones we see daily. Thank you!
Way to go guys glad to see everyone's ok. I hope the people who own the dog do a safety audit of their yard, so it does not happen again.
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