Dogs are incredibly loyal animals and have proven time and time again that they’ll do anything to save their beloved humans. However, one UK woman just proved that she’s just as loyal and selfless after risking her life to save her beloved pet.
The woman, whose name is unknown, had been walking her dog, Freddie, at Connaught Water in North East London when the dog spotted some ducks out on the ice and ran out. However, before he could reach the birds, the melting ice cracked under his weight and he fell through.
“We were at Connaught Water as usual at around 12 p.m. when we heard a woman shout ‘no Freddie’,” said Alice Wardill, who was walking with her husband and son when they witnessed the incident. “The dog ran onto the ice and then fell into the water where it had melted.”
“We really thought he wouldn’t get out, and then we saw her crawling on the ice – first on her front and then she got on her knees. At one point I couldn’t watch, I thought she would fall. The dog was flailing around but she pulled him by his collar and crawled back to safety,” Wardill said. “She was very brave, and it was Freddie’s lucky day – she got him very quickly.
“It was so cold he would have died if she hadn’t rescued him. I don’t know if she was silly or brave but she was in the middle of the ice… By the time the fire brigade came, she had already dried him off and driven off,” she said. “She just got her dog back no matter what.”
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