Man jumps into icy waters to save dog’s life

It’s hard to say what we would do in a life or death situation to save an animal; those who do deserve the title of ‘hero’.

Don Chatten was walking his two dogs in Buffalo, New York, on a very cold day when a woman asked him for help finding her small dog.

He didn’t hesitate to help her, but when he finally located the missing dog, he realized the danger and knew he had to act fast.

The dog had fallen into icy waters at Ellicott Creek Park and Don knew he didn’t have much time if he was going to save her.

Waist deep in freezing water
According to WKBW News, Don called 911 but, fearing it was too late, decided to rescue the dog himself.

He tried to drag himself across the ice, but it gave way and was plunged waist-deep into the icy waters.

“I knew it wasn’t very deep in this part because he used to come here as a kid,” Don told WKBW News.

The shaking dog was then taken to the vet for a check-up, according to the news station.

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