A one-year-old black German shepherd mix had an exciting morning when he found himself stranded on thin ice on Lake Michigan's Jackson Harbor early Tuesday. Several people on their way to work noticed the dog just lying still about 300 yards out in the harbor and called 911.
According to the ChicagoTribune.com, the dog didn't seem that interested in getting rescued as authorities arrived and tried to corner and attract the pooch back to the shoreline. The dog seemed more interested in the Canadian geese who most likely were the reasons he managed to get himself into the dangerous predicament.
It took the Chicago Police Marine Unit three hours to finally rescue the dog. An animal control agent from Chicago Animal Care and Control was able to shoot a tranquilizer dart into the dog, and when the dog went to sleep, police were able to pick him up and hand him over to Animal Control.
The dog wore no collar or identification tags, and isn't micro-chipped although authorities say he is well cared for. If you have any information as to who owns this dog, please call Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Great work Chicago Police Marine Unit.
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