Rescuers Save Dog Stuck on Icy Reservoir for Days

A cold, scared, hungry sheltie mix spent several days on a frozen Cambridge, Mass., reservoir before rescuers were finally able to pluck her from the...

Maria Goodavage  |  Jan 21st 2011


A cold, scared, hungry sheltie mix spent several days on a frozen Cambridge, Mass., reservoir before rescuers were finally able to pluck her from the ice.

Gibson, 4, evaded rescuers for days while trotting around the pond, which is two miles around. She even fled from her owner.

The dog kind of reverted to a semiwild, self-preservation state, Brian OConnor, manager of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, told the Boston Globe. Theyre not like people. You cant rationalize with them and tell them youre there to rescue them.

Rescuers finally netter her, but only after a struggle that ended up with one rescuer — who had chased her down in a four-wheel vehicle — getting bitten.

Gibson was dehydrated and had lost weight, but is now doing OK, and resting comfortably back at home.

I think all Jake would need if this happened to him would be the lure of a piece of cake, and he’d be off the pond in a heartbeat. What would it take for your dogs, Dogsters?

Dog rescued from frozen pond: MyFoxBOSTON.com