Animal officer rushes to save dog stranded dog from alligator-filled swamp

Animals sometimes know to put themselves in dangerous and compromising situations and to get rescued from there they need the help of kind hearted people.

One little dog experienced a similar story and got trapped on an island in a gator-infested Florida swamp, and animal officers ran to rescue him before he became lunch.

The Lakewood County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a dog who had become trapped on an island in a swampy marsh area of Bassville Park on January 8.

The pooch was scared and helpless clinging to a log.

When neighbor’s heard the dog they made an urgent call since they were worried he would become a prey. “Knowing what lurks in the waters, they were concerned the alligators would get to the dog before units could arrive,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.

So Animal Enforcement Officer Amy Riccio hurried to the scene,  he launched a rescue mission braving the dangerous area herself.

She built a bridge to get to the island using 2×4 boards and managed to reach the terrified dog.

“She was able to quickly gain the dog’s trust before she carried the dog onto her shoulders and back across the unstable bridge where she and the dog were safely rescued,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office wrote.

Finally the pooch was rescued without getting a run in with the gators, currently he is sent to Lake County Animal Shelter, who are trying to identify the dog’s owner.

Credits for this saving go to Amy Riccio who is praised as a hero for this rescue.

“An excellent display of courageousness and act of selfless service by AEO Riccio,” the sheriff’s office wrote.

We are so happy that the pooch is safe and sound.

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