Man jumps into icy waters to save dog’s life

It’s hard to say what we would do in a life or death situation to save an animal; those who do deserve the title of “hero”.

Don Chatten was walking his two dogs in Buffalo, New York, in the freezing cold when a woman asked him to help find her little dog.

He answered the call without hesitation, but when he finally located the missing dog, he understood the danger and knew he had to act quickly.


The dog had fallen into the freezing waters of Ellicott Creek Park and Don knew he didn’t have much time to save him.

Ice water up to your waist

According to WKBW News, Don called 911 but, fearing it was too late, decided to save the dog himself.

He tried to crawl on the ice, but it gave way, plunging him waist-deep in the icy waters.

“I knew it wasn’t very deep in this part because I used to come here as a kid,” Don told WKBW News.

The shivering dog was then taken to the vet to be checked out, according to the news channel.

Check out the heroic action of this animal lover in the clip below.

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