Sad Dogs vs Thin Ice Story.

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    OMG, what a horrible story. I have never understood how people can stand by and watch something drown. I wonder... if it would have been a person, would the ice have been to thin to get a boat out to them? What a scarey thought.
     
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    I probably would have lost my mind and jumped in myself to try to save them. I could not stand to sit there and WATCH my dog suffer :( Even if I didn't make it far I'm sure they would have found a way to get to me THUS they could go the rest of the way to get my dog
     
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    That was a sad story. Where were the helicopters?
     
  5. brock23

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    That lake is very small and the dogs were only 25 feet from shore. I understand the danger, but the Fire and Rescue Station that handles water rescue is less than a mile from where those dogs were.

    Just add another reason to my list of "Why I moved out of Rockford, IL" the wasted resource capital of the world. The money that should of went to animal service probably helped lease an extra car for the mayor.
     
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    that's horrible. yeah i agree with you i probably would have run out after them, it would be EXTREMLY stupid and i wouldn't tell anyone to do it but i know that they'd probably try a lot harder to save me than they would 'just a dog'
     
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    same for me, I would have dived right in and try to get to my dogs if they are drowning even tho' I know I'll probably drown before them and those rescues will run after 'trying' to save me and will go after the dogs
     
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    I can't fathum no rescue attempt !!! Horrible !!
     
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    50' of rope and an extension ladder, seperate the ladder and tie the rope to you waist and use the ladder halves to desperse your weight to crawl out. Very common for thin ice rescues.

    Very sad.
     
  10. Why couldn't they have used a flat bottom boat with something to push them out on the ice? that way if the ice broke they would still be floating...they could've even used a "gumby" (cold water survival) suit that is made specifically for freezing water.
    I would've found some way to get my dogs out of there...even I was the one doing it
     
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    That is just such a sad story! poor poor doggies.
     
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    Poor dogs :(

    Rescue services will have weighed up the risks to their men, and they get priority. Sad, but true. They won't risk the life of a man for the life of a dog...

    I would have gone mad standing there and probably tried something.. :(
     
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    I would have gotten on the ice and broken through to rescue them if I was watching my dogs freeze to death! Break through the ice to give them a path and swim back quick. It was only 25 feet! I can't believe she just said shut the lights off because she couldn't watch them die! I know, I know, I'm nuts, but that's what I would have done if those were my beloved dogs. Shows how much I love them, I guess... :(
     
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    If you ever get the chance to visit or move to the Rockford, IL area.

    DON'T!!!!!
     
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    I would risk my life any day to save on of my pets. I wouldn have cared. Tie a rope around me and ancor it off because Im going in.

    Yes I know how cold that watter would be, I've done servival stuff, but that doesnt matter. Isnt there the old storry about mothers being able to lift cars if the're kids were in danger? Bet ya I could reach Emma
     
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    how could you turn out the lights so u didnt have to watch? $%#&#&*$^*&$*&#*&#$#*$*@&$@*$^*@^&@($& ARGH how the hell does that help, thats a cowards way out! you cant change something if you just turn the other cheek. ive thought about it and i would probably run in front of a car if i didnt think it would stop for panda or one of our pets.

    MAKES ME SO MAD!
     

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