TULSA--A 'Compassionate Fire Department Award' is on its way from PETA to the Tulsa Fire Department, which sprang into action on February 7 after a firefighter on special duty noticed a dog stranded on frozen-over Mingo Creek.
The firefighter immediately alerted the rescue task force, which arrived on the scene with protective suits, ropes and an inflatable raft.
Two firefighters boarded the raft and scooted it along the ice to reach the dog. They coaxed her aboard, and firefighters on the shore then pulled the three of them to safety.
The dog, named Duchess, had been microchipped and was wearing a collar—and she's since been reunited with her guardian.
The brave men & women with @TulsaFire deserve some kudos today.
They scooted out this morning onto a frozen pond in east #Tulsa to pull a stranded dog to safety.
— Will DuPree (@willrdupree) February 7, 2018
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