Local rescue teams save dog who fell through icy pond

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MEBANE, N.C. – A dog who fell through an icy pond in Mebane is safe and warm thanks to local rescue teams.

Petey was trapped in the water about 40 to 50 feet from shore on Sunday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded and used a boat from a nearby off-duty Carrboro police officer to rescue Petey.

Members of the Alamance County Rescue Unit, Mebane Fire Department and Orange County Animal Services took the boat in the water and saved the dog.

“We consider it a successful rescue,” Sgt. D.R. Jones with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told FOX8. “Couldn’t have been done without our surrounding agencies help.”

Orange County Emergency Services then cared for Petey in a “toasty ambulance with lots of blankets,” according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

The sheriff’s office said Petey is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. Sgt. Jones said the dog was returned to his owners shortly after the rescue.

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