A dog in Upstate New York was rescued from the middle of a frozen river after it got stuck out there while chasing geese. Last Thursday, firefighters from Plainville, New York, responded to a call of a small dog stranded in the middle of the frozen Seneca river. The curious Shih Tzu broke away from its owner and chased some geese onto the river and its leash got caught on the ice 30 yards out in the icy waterway.
When emergency workers arrived, they used specialized ice rescue gear to retrieve the dog. Photos the Plainville Fire Department posted on the Facebook page show firefighters crawling out on the ice until they reached the dog and freed its leash. They then slowly led the dog back to the shore.
Commenters to the post praised the department for the efforts. "Great job rescuers!! Man or beast (doggie) doesn't matter to you!!" one commenter writes. "Thank you to everyone who helped save this little dog! That is no easy task," another adds.