Heartwarming video shows a stranded dog get rescued from a frozen pond — and immediately try to return the favour

South Metro Fire Rescue shared a video of the moment ‘Bri’ the dog was rescued from the ice. South Metro Fire Rescue/Twitter
  • A dog was rescued from a frozen pond and then appeared to help its rescuer get back out of the icy waters.
  • Colorado’s South Metro Fire Rescue agency shared a video of the heartwarming moment.
  • The video shows the dog safely make it back across the ice and on to the riverbank.
  • The fire department warned people to keep pets on their leash in response to the rescue.

A heartwarming video shows the moment a dog gets rescued from a frozen pond before it immediately tries to return the favour and drag its rescuer out of the water.

The video, shared by Colorado’s South Metro Fire Rescue, shows a rescuer plunge into the frozen waters to free the dog, called Bri.

You can watch the moment here:

He frees the dog, who appears to then help pull the rescuer back to safety, before walking back across the ice and on to the river bank, where he is welcomed by other fire department members.

“‘Bri’ is one lucky pup,” South Metro Fire Rescue wrote.

“The crew from Firehouse 34 was quick to arrive with a rescuer already dressed in a dry suit.”

The fire department said that a team on shore held the rescuer’s safety rope, and that a dive team was present in case it was needed.

The fire department also warned pet owners to keep dogs on a leash.

“South Metro Firefighters just rescued a dog that fell through the ice,” it wrote on Twitter.

“We can’t stress enough, please keep dogs on a leash and never attempt to rescue an animal in distress.”