A dog rescued from icy waters has finally gotten a new home. The dog had spent four days and three nights on an ice floe in the frigid waters of the Detroit River. The dog had struggled to stay alive.
A wildlife photographer who was taking some shots on the Michigan bank of the river had first spotted this dog. After a while, people who were present at the river started looking for a way to rescue the imperiled pup. After several attempts, rescuing this dog seemed impossible. However, some people were determined to save the dog.
We had to fight for him. It was a level of frustration I’d never felt because this was life; it was out there in front of us. We could all see it.Patricia Trevino of the River Rouge Animal Shelter (RRAS)
At this point, Jude Mead and his son got in charge of the lifesaving operation. Both father and son found their way across the ice with the help of the airboat they got from BASF Corporation.
Immediately the pooch was rescued, he was taken for evaluation at the Woodhave Animal Hospital. According to the diagnosis, the young pooch had suffered from pancreatitis, frostbite, and dehydration. However, his matter fur had protected him from more harm.
After going through necessary treatments, the lucky pup called Alonso, was renamed ‘Miracle.’ Miracle was put out for adoption, and luckily for him and the man who had rescued him from the ice agreed to adopt the lucky pooch.