Don knew there was a lost dog in the area, so he went there to see if he could find him. Sure enough, he did find a dog stuck in the middle of a body of icy water. Don yelled for people in the park to call 911, but he knew that by the time help got there, the little dog probably wouldn’t be alive. So he had to move quickly!
Without hesitating, Don decided to go in and save the dog himself. On the rescue mission, he broke the ice with his forearm and went up to his waist in the cold water. He was then able to hold the dog close to his chest and crawl as quickly as possible back to the shore.
Jackson was a mix of Terrier and something else. As soon as they got out of the water, the dog was taken to the vet to make sure everything was okay.
Vets said that Jackson was still alive and well with them because Don was brave and quick-thinking. The dog’s owner was happy to see his little family member again.
People in the area are praising Don for his brave actions, but he says it was all the dog’s doing because the dog was the one who called for help when it sensed danger.
We wish there were more people like Don out there to help animals in need.