Beware of Frozen Ponds

Every year, people and their pets die from falling into a frozen pond. A pond may look frozen, but don’t take a chance. Don’t walk on a frozen pond, lake, or stream. And don’t let your dog run loose around a frozen body of water.

Below are a couple of articles about dogs being rescued from frozen ponds. The video above is from the second article from The Daily Tail. This is a video of a dog being rescued from a frozen pond. Luckily, he was a Pyrenees dog breed with a thick coat and was able to survive for a long time in the frozen water before rescuers got there. Generally, people or dogs only have minutes before deadly hypothermia sets in.

Depending on the dog breed, a dog could survive in ice cold water longer than a person could. So if your dog falls through an frozen pond or lake, call for help immediately. Don’t try to rescue a dog from a frozen pond by yourself as you could get trapped as well.

Please be safe this winter!

Click to read – Andover Firefighters Rescue Dog from Frozen Pond

Click to read – Border Guards Rescue Dog from Frozen Pond (The story which goes along with the video above.)

Another video of a dog being rescued from a frozen pond below:

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