Police officers in Willistown, Pennsylvania heroically rescued a missing dog that was stuck in a puddle of mud, and now, the video of their rescue has gone viral.
“We just knew we had to get the dog out of there,” said Officer Mike Kushner. “It was in distress. It wasn’t really moving a whole lot. I just pictured my own dog and what I would want somebody to do and that’s to go get it.”
Officer Kushner and Sergeant Michael Martin say that they were called to help the 13-year-old Australian Sheppard by its owner Sheila Shorr after she searched for her beloved dog for three days until finally finding it stuck in a mud pit near her home.
“I was frantic,” said Shorr. “It looked dire.”
The officers used wooden boards to help pull the dog out of the mud that it had been stuck in for likely three days and noted that the dog appeared to be slowly fading.
“It just followed us with its eyes, so it was exhausted,” said Sergeant Martin.
The dog, named Pluto, is reportedly recovering well from the ordeal, and Shorr says she can’t thank the officers enough.
“This was a dream come true on top of a dream come true to find him and have help come right away,” said Shorr.
The Willistown Police Department posted video of the two officers attempting to save the dog on their Facebook page, and in just a few days, the video has already garnered thousands of likes and a few hundred shares.