Intense ice coverage leads to dramatic animal rescues
Update: 11:08 a.m., March 7, 2014
The 14-year-old pup we wrote about earlier in the week was reunited with its owner (woman on the right):
From the Coast Guard's press release:
Jodi Benchich of St. Clair Shores, Mich., visited with her 14-year-old pet “KC” at the Wilson Veterinary Hospital before taking him back home. The dog sustained frostbite on his paws and also lost a significant amount of weight during the time he was lost.
"KC is happy to be back home and is eating everything we give him," said a very happy Benchich. "We're forever grateful to the Coast Guard and hope to be able to thank the crew in person sometime soon."
Wednesday, March 5, 11:59 a.m.
A dog was saved by crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay Tuesday, after they found the dog stranded on the ice of Lake St. Clair.
According to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard, the men took the dog back to the ship and fed it, and transferred it to an area animal shelter for further care.
Animal ice rescue has happened before. The Coast Guard also rescued a dog stuck on ice in 2011.
This winter's cold weather and ice coverage has created plenty of instances for humans to rescue animals.
In February, a helicopter in Nova Scotia used its rotor blades to blow a deer and her fawn off very slippery ice.
In January, four men rescued a two-year-old mastiff that was stranded on the ice of the Delaware River.
Another man slid his kayak across the ice to save some geese in Centennial Park, Tenn.
Here's a three-minute video of a father and son rescuing three deer.
They men used hovercrafts to rescue the animals.
– Lucy Perkins, Michigan Radio Newsroom