King said the dog likely would have died if he’d been in the creek much longer.
“It’s lucky someone saw what happened and called,” he said. “Had he not seen him, the dog would have frozen to death.”
Prestler said he plans to thank the fire department with pulled-pork sandwiches for saving his dog.
“They not only saved his life, they saved mine, too,” he said.
King said he understands the attachment between a pet and its owner, and said he was glad Prestler got his dog back.
“It feels good to help out,” he said. “I’m sure it made his day.”
Prestler reported Sunday afternoon that Chancellor was wrapped in the blanket provided by the fire department and doing fine.
Carson Gerber is a Kokomo Tribune reporter. He may be reached by at 765-854-6739, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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