Originally published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 06:01a.m.
A fire chief in Canada chastised a pet owner when posting a video of a dog being rescued from a frozen creek last week.
Swift Current Fire Chief Denis Pilon posted the video to Facebook on Nov. 29 with this rebuke, "Yesterday afternoon our firefighters were busy at the creek rescuing someone's pet. They allowed their dog to run off leash when it ventured out into the ice and fell through."
The video shows a tethered firefighter sliding out onto the ice on his belly to rescue the shivering animal.
As he lifts the dog out of the hole the ice collapses beneath him and the firefighter briefly goes into the water. Then the dog and rescuer are pulled to safety.
"Quick action calling the fire department helped save their pet," Pilon wrote. "Please keep your pets and children away from the Creek, the ice is thin and it is not safe."
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