THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
TO THE RESCUETown of Peshtigo Fire Department was called on Saturday, March 29 to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice off Hwy. 41 in the Peshtigo River. Fire chief Mike Folgert advises everyone to use caution on the ice and to avoid it if possible. Pictured Town of Peshtigo firefighters and Sgt. Randy Miller of the Marinette County Sheriff's Dept. are shown bringing the tired dog in on the rescue boat.
Dog Rescued, Advises Residents Avoid Thin Ice
Town of Peshtigo Fire Chief Mike Folgert cautions persons to stay off the ice on the Peshtigo River and to use caution even on ice in ponds. Within the past week, open water has begun to appear in parts of the Peshtigo River. Even though alot of ice remains, the recent warm temperatures have made the ice unsafe at best.
On Saturday afternoon, March 29, the Town of Peshtigo Fire Department was called to the Peshtigo River just off Hwy. 41 for a dog that had fallen into open water and needed rescue. The dog, a chocolate lab, broke through the ice and was stranded, very close to drowning. The firefighters launched an inflatable rescue boat and retrieved the dog without incident. The dog had no tags and the owner is unknown. It was brought back to the fire station where it was warmed up and dried off. Town Constable Oren Ninneman then took the dog to the animal shelter.