It is difficult to say what we would do in a life or death situation to save an animal; those who deserve the title of “heroes”.
Don Chatten was walking his two dogs in Buffalo, New York, on a very cold day when a woman asked him for help finding her puppy.
He didn’t hesitate to help her, but when he finally located the lost dog, he saw the danger and knew he had to act quickly.
The dog had fallen into the icy water at Ellicott Creek Park and Don knew he didn’t have much time to save her.
According to WKBW News, Don called 911 but feared they might be late and decided to save the dog himself.
He tried to crawl on the ice, but gave in and plunged him waist-deep into the icy water.
“I knew I wasn’t really into this part because I came here as a kid,” Don told WKBW News.
The shaking dog was then taken to the vet for examination, according to the news channel.