A Missouri pastor from the CrossBridge Baptist Church carefully made his way onto an icy pond in his backyard to rescue a neighbor’s dog that had fallen through the melting ice.
According to the USA Today, Pastor Jeff Mann from Marshfield had just returned home when his wife heard something splashing around in their backyard pond. Moments later, she realized it was a dog. So what’s a hero to do? “I figured I was going to fall in and I was just going to have to break the ice to get to him,” Jeff stated as he donned his boots, grabbed a rope and slowly ventured out onto the ice.
In the video, Mann tossed the rope to the dog several times before the dog bit down on it – or should we call it his “lifeline”? Mann was surprised and happy the dog took the rope; otherwise he would have had to break through the ice to save the shivering pooch. The clever dog held on as he was pulled to safety.
It is unknown how long the neighbor’s dog had been in the freezing water, but he shook himself off, ate and played with the pastor’s own dog before being taken home.
SC: ABCNews and the Pet Rescue Report
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