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    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...01/detail.html

    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.

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    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.
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    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

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    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!

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    I'd make the call first, then I'd jump in a few min later as police were on their way!!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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