INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — One lucky pooch is safe and warm Tuesday night after being rescued from a frozen pond in Independence.
Three Independence police officers were called to an area near East Partridge Avenue and South Hummel Drive after someone located a dog struggling in the water of a half frozen pond.
When the officers arrived on scene they spotted the dog about 14 feet from shore. Police say the dog was clinging to ice in the water and was having trouble staying afloat.
Using a rope, one officer anchored another officer, who went into the pond and rescued the dog, bringing her to shore.
Police say the dog is safe and has been reunited with her owner.