It’s hard to say what we would do in a life or death situation to save an animal; those that do deserve the title of ‘hero’.
Don Chatten was walking his two dogs in Buffalo, New York, on a very cold day when a woman suddenly came asked for help to find her dog.
He didn’t even think for a second to help her but when he finally found the missing pooch, he noticed the danger and knew he had to act fast.
The dog had fallen into cold water in Ellicott Creek Park and Don knew he didn’t have much time if he was going to save her.
Waist-deep in icy water
According to WKBW News, Don called 911 but fearing they may be too late, and decided to rescue the dog himself.
He tried to walk across the ice, but it gave way plunging him waist-deep into the cold water.
“I knew it wasn’t real deep in this part because I used to come here when I was a kid,” Don told WKBW News.
The shivering dog was then taken to the vet to be checked over, according to the news station.
Find out more about the heroic actions of this animal lover in the clip below.