It’s difficult to say what we would do in a life-or-death situation to save an animal; those who do deserve to be called “heroes.”
Don Chatten was out walking his two dogs in Buffalo, New York, on a bitterly cold day when a woman approached him and asked for his assistance in locating her small dog.
He didn’t hesitate to assist her, but when he finally found the missing dog, he realized the danger and realized he needed to act quickly.
Don knew he didn’t have much time if he was going to save the dog who had fallen into icy waters in Ellicott Creek Park.
I was waist-deep in icy water.
Don called 911 but, fearing that they would be too late, decided to rescue the dog himself, according to WKBW News.
He tried crawling across the ice, but it gave way, plunging him waist-deep into the freezing water.
“I knew it wasn’t very deep in this section because I used to come here as a kid,” Don told WKBW News.
According to the news station, the shivering dog was then taken to the vet to be examined.
In the video below, you can learn more about this animal lover’s heroic actions.
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