Dog rescued from icy water in dramatic fashion. 2/20/08 Porter swims well, but after having been in the icy water at Indian Rock pond Tuesday evening for more than 10 minutes, he was cold, tired, and ready to get out.
The black Labrador paddled with one paw, which kept his head above water, and used the other to try to latch onto the ice around him. He whimpered the whole time.
“The first thing I thought when I got there was that we had to get the dog out,” said Jane Trostle, an animal control officer with the Salina Animal Shelter. “You could tell he was starting to give up.
“He just couldn’t get his footing, because the part that he fell in, the ice was pretty thin, but it was slick,” Trostle said.
Porter’s teenage owner, Gabe Seim, was frantic.
“We have to get him out of there,” Gabe said as stood on the shore.
Eventually, they did get him out, but not before Trostl
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