Owner rescues dog from muddy pond
SUDBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A family’s dog got stuck in a muddy pond on Wednesday, and its owner pulled the black lab to safety.
Chris and Alison Boland’s labs escaped from their electric fence and wandered off to play, only this time, Riley ended up stuck in some icy mud in a marsh about a mile from their Sudbury home.
Ten-year-old Riley, an English lab, has 5-year-old, a black lab, Sophie to thank for saving his life.
Thankfully Sophie knew to go back home to get help, and the dogs owners knew something was up when she returned alone.
“We found that my uncle had seen the other dog Sophie and she was running around the yard. She was filthy, covered in mud,” said Garret Reid, the dogs’ owner.
The couple, along with their nephew, put Sophie on a leash and she led them straight to Riley.
“She just led us right up to the field here and right behind us to the swamp. All you could see was just the top his snout and the little top of his head and just his ears - he was just buried in the mud,” Reid said.
Reid then waded into the freezing icy mud to rescue Riley.
“He wasn’t really responding too much, every time I’d pull him out, I’d push myself deeper into the mud. So it was kind of a struggle every time I’d help him I’d, you know, take two steps forward and one back and after 45 minutes to an hour we managed to get him out and that was that,” Reid explained.
Thankfully Riley was not injured and is just glad to be back at home with his family.
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