Life sometimes gets us at the right place and the right time to do something big, a couple found themselves exactly in that situation when they noticed something unexpected swimming in the Jamaica Bay in New York.
Married couple Carol & Scott DeNaro were pulling into work at their eye care center in Rockaway Park when they spotted something in the water, says the New York Daily News.
At first they couldn’t quite make out what it was suspecting it was a seal, but after they looked closer they confirmed that the animal wasn’t a sea animal at all but instead it was a pet who needed immediate help.
“‘Oh my God, I think it’s a dog,’” recalled Carol telling her husband. A New York bay in the middle of January is freezing cold, and the couple knew they had to act fast if they wanted to save the animal.
“We just kind of went into rescue mode,” Carol told the Daily News.
At first they tried to save the animal themselves shouting at the dog who after hearing them started swimming in their directions, soon the couple saw a NYPD harbor unit boat nearby, and called for help.
The harbor managed to save the shepherd lab mix from drowning.
“They responded and went out and saved the dog,” Carol said. “It was all perfect timing.”
The dog was returned safe and sound to the owners who had adopted her just five days earlier.
The poor who originally was named Tinker bell and now is named Georgia got adopted by Jason Novetski and his family, but the pooch became startled, got loose from her harness and ran off during a walk through Rockaway Beach, Georgia.
The family searched everywhere for her but to no avail, and she ended up in the bay eventually.
But Georgia got rescued and now is at her home, Jason picked her up from the vet half an hour after she was pulled out of the water.
He couldn’t be happier having his beloved dog back. “She’s such a great dog. … She just kind of leans against you and you feel like a million bucks” Jason told the Daily News.
“We’re just so happy she’s home.”
Wow we absolutely love to see these kinds of stories.