A teen lost her life trying to save her dog that fell through some ice on a pond.
In the report (two stories on that page actually) they say it's best to leave the dog and call 911. I don't know about you, but I'm not sitting there watching my dog drown while waiting for help.
I don't know what I would do. I know that I could not just stand and watch HK drown. Fortunately or not the two places I take HK to with water, one now frozen over, and the river which is partially frozen, are shallow enough for me to stand in no more than waist deep. I would go in after her, making a 911 call for me, in case, before I went in.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
I have heard similar cases like this. My dog is part of my family. I sure as hell wouldn't let my family drown. Though the outcomes are normally not good
I wouldn't let either of my pets drown. I would call 911 and then I'd be in the water...
It's not the destination, it's the journey!
I'd make the call first, then I'd jump in a few min later as police were on their way!!
I agree...there is no way that I would be able to just stand there and watch either of my boys drown. I would call 911 and then go out after them.
I would go after.
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I don't know if I could stand by & watch my dog drown. I think it is instinct to go in & try to save them. I know when DH was in Canada with Abby, she got hung up on some junk in the lake & he was taking his coat off, ready to go in, when she got loose of the stuff. It is scary.
How terribly sad that the girl lost her life.
The dogs survived and she did not. :-\
Would I jump into a freezing pond to rescue my dogs? that depends. If I knew in my heart of hearts that I could get in an out of the water with dog in tow, then yes. If I knew that I could not, and that my life was in serious danger if I did, then no. I would have to wait for backup. I always carry my cellphone.
If you look at this particular case, who survived? the dogs. Not the person. If any dog is adapt for surviving in freezing cold water for a length of time, a Labrador is. You can't say the same for a person.
All that said, I wouldn't dream of letting a dog off the leash near any body of frozen water. Luckily it is very rarely cold enough in this county for large bodies of water to freeze.
I would certainly hope that I had the sense NOT to rush in. Of course, rational thinking has never been my finest quality.
I would have to think of my family. I have kids and while they love Shelby, just how comforted would they be to know that Shelby made it, but mom did not?
Trickster said it well.