A missing dog was rescued from a lake after falling through thin ice

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VAN BUREN COUNTY, MI – A Chihuahua who had been missing for days was rescued after falling through ice on a pond on Saturday.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on March 12, South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) responded to a report of a dog in the water behind the Church of Latter-day Saints in South Haven Township Charter, located in northern Van Buren County.

Donning a cold-water rescue suit, SHAES responder Matt Dey found the dog, a 12-year-old Chihuahua named Sasha, on a patch of thin ice on a pond behind the church, officials said. emergency services.

As Dey approached Sasha, the dog broke through the ice and went underwater, officials said.

Dey was able to quickly retrieve the dog and return to shore safely, officials said.

Sasha had been searched in this area for a few days before being found on the lake. Officials said the dog has become estranged from its owners, who are new residents of South Haven.

The dog was taken to a local veterinarian and is believed to be recovering, officials said.

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