Voluntown volunteer firefighters rescue dog from icy pond

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VOLUNTOWN — A pup was rescued by some brave first responders in Voluntown on Monday.

During the afternoon a report was made that a dog was in the water behind Town Hall. Firefighters Tom and Ryan, with the Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company, suited up in cold water wet suits and jumped right in to save the pup.

Tom slid across the ice, the department said, scooped up the dog, and picked him up out of the icy water. A boat pulled them back to shore, all in less than 10 minutes.

The dog was taken in the ambulance to warm up, and then was transferred to the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments Animal Services.

NECCOG Animal Services says the dog is a German shepherd, and they are trying to find its owner. If you recognize the pup, please call 860-774-1253.