Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dog Rescued From Icy Buck Mountain Pond

Putnam County's animal control officers are still trying to determine who owns a beagle that fell into an icy pond on Buck Mountain Road. Deputy Bill Hunter says the dog was about 15 feet from the edge of the pond when it fell through the ice. And when Hunter tried to get closer to the animal, the ice also broke up beneath his feet, causing him to wade into the icy water in order to rescue the animal, which he says was near exhaustion. Homeowners Craig and Kelly Turner have been taking care of the dog, which was checked by both paramedics and veterinarian Tyler Verble. And while the animal survived the ordeal, Hunter says his police radio did not. He lost it in the water while rescuing the dog and while the radio was later recovered, the water had already done its damage.