They saved his life, and it was all captured on film, but that’s not the best part…
A stray dog who nearly drowned in Lake Michigan’s icy waters has found a forever home with a woman who witnessed his dramatic rescue on television.
When a passerby saw the white dog, now named Michigan, struggling for his life, he fell through the ice on the lake. She dialed 911, and officers arrived on the scene quickly to save the dog. Michigan was treated for hypothermia at the Wisconsin Humane Society while his owners were sought.
Michigan’s story lead to many people applying to adopt him after it was clear his previous owners weren’t coming forward to claim him.
After reviewing hundreds of applications, the Wisconsin Humane Society picked Brenda Thompson to be Michigan’s new mom. Brenda said that after she saw him in the news, she immediately visited the shelter.
“I threw some clothes on and came straight here. I was here pretty much every day since I saw that story,” she tells TMJ4.
She’s going to make sure they get off to a good start now that she’s officially adopted him.
Brenda says, “The first thing I’m going to do is take him for a nice long walk.” “He has his bed all made up. He’ll be greeted with brand-new bowls and toys. He’s all set to go. “I believe this is the start of a wonderful friendship.”
Michigan will have a sister too, a black Lab who Brenda adopted after Hurricane Katrina.
Watch Brenda coming to pick Michigan up from the shelter and share his happy ending with your friends and family!