Dogs Lovers

A man bravely put his life at risk to save a dog from drowning, demonstrating the belief that every life is valuable and worth fighting for.

Man Risks His Life, Jumps Into Frozen Water To Save Drowning Dog

Don Chatten, a 49-year-old man, was walking his two rescue dogs at Ellicott Creek Dog Park when one of his dogs stopped at the foot of the bridge and started behaving oddly. Don followed the dog and discovered a small dog trapped in the frigid waters.

Don shouted for everyone to call 911, but he knew he had to take immediate action. Without hesitation, he kicked off his shoes and plunged into the icy waters to rescue the distressed animal. Breaking through the ice with his forearm, he swam along the path of broken ice to reach the dog. He then lifted the dog out of the freezing water and held him close to his chest.

The dog, a Terrier mix called Jackson, couldn’t stand up his legs were so numb — and he was clearly in shock. He was brought to the vets and given emergency care. The vets checked the dog’s body temperature and realized that if Don hadn’t done what he did, Jackson would probably have passed away.

Jackson’s owner was looking everywhere for him, so he was happy and grateful to get his baby back. Don has been hailed a hero, but he attributes that rescue to his determined dog who felt the danger. Thank you, Don!

Some people captured the incredible rescue using their mobile phone. Click the video below to watch Don bravely rescue little Jackson!

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