Police officers in Southlake, Texas, are being praised for helping save a dog that fell into a partially frozen pond on Sunday.
The pond is located near White Chapel Church, and the Southlake Department of Public Safety (DPS) said when its officers arrived they found a black lab named Shadow clinging to a thin sheet of ice, Fox 4 reported.
“Our original plan was to wait for Southlake Fire to arrive with their ladder to rescue him, but precious moments began slipping by, and the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” the department explained.
A six-minute video of the rescue posted on Facebook showed the officers and the dog’s owner, Scott, calling to him as he whined and tried paddling to shore:
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