Puppies often find themselves on thin ice, between their destructive chewing and uncontrollable bowels. This time around, a puppy in Bay Village, Ohio found this saying to be just a little too true. The Black Labrador puppy mix named Kimberly found herself trapped in the middle of iced over Lake Erie for days before local residents and reporters teamed together to arrange an incredible rescue.
Nearby residents were surprised to first notice a dog running out on the icy lake. Many were compelled to run out and get her but were warned not to do so because the ice had been thawing. So instead, residents tried to lure her in with hotdogs and treats but nothing seemed to work. The Coast Guard and Bay Village Fire and Rescue also made attempts to rescue the dog but she ran away from them.
Residents continued to watch over the ice queen for days, and even nicknamed her Elsa, while they spread word of the frozen pup.
Thankfully, one reporter decided to get involved instead of just reporting. WKYCA’s Mike O’Mara was on the scene reporting the pups frozen “tail” when he decided to send out a tweet for help. Afterwards, WKYC ended up partnering with a local airboat company, Air1Airboats, to search for the puppy.
The crew not only had success in finding her, they were able to grab her collar and pull her aboard the airboat. The cold dog laid with O’Mara until they found her owner Amy Pritchard.
Amy explained that her family had been searching for Kimberly for days after she escaped from their backyard. Overjoyed, the family is grateful for the help in reuniting with their lost pup who was found nearly thirteen miles away from home.
If we had to guess, we’d say they won’t be letting that spunky pup out of paws reach for a very, long time. Thank goodness everything turned out alright!
Check out the video below to see footage from Kimberly’s pawesome rescue!
H/t Today News