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Dog Frozen to Railroad Tracks Is Rescued
Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2005

Posted on 12/22/2005 5:32:05 PM PST by kingattax

Chippewa Falls, WIS. (AP) --

Jeremy Majorowicz thought something was wrong when he saw a dog sitting on railroad tracks for at least two hours. But he didn't realize how wrong until he and several other men determined that the gray and white husky had been literally frozen to the ties in below zero weather.

The construction worker first saw the dog on the tracks before his crew called off work for the day Monday because of the cold, and headed to a restaurant. But the dog was still there when they returned 1 1/2 hours later.

"I like animals, and I didn't want to see it get hurt," Majorowicz said.

He approached the dog, and offered it a bit of a muffin, but the animal wouldn't bite.

"I have two dogs myself, so I didn't want to leave the dog if there was something wrong," Majorowicz said, so he called the police.

Police Officer Tim Strand said the dog was "shivering unmercifully" when he arrived and would not come to him, so he called animal control officer Al Heyde.

Heyde hooked the dog around the neck with a catch pole in an attempt to capture the dog, but it would not budge.

Strand then determined the dog was frozen to the railroad ties.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrescue; dog; doggieping; frozen; husky; railroad; rescue

1 posted on 12/22/2005 5:32:06 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Snydley Wiplash did it


2 posted on 12/22/2005 5:33:57 PM PST by xcamel (a system poltergeist stole it.)
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To: kingattax
FIRST!


3 posted on 12/22/2005 5:35:20 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Tenure is the enemy of excellence.)
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To: kingattax; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; 88keys; DugwayDuke; Severa; RMDupree; ecurbh; ...
Oh dear.. I'm so glad this one has a happy ending. Thank goodness there was someone who took the time to care!

Ping!


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4 posted on 12/22/2005 5:35:54 PM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: kingattax

Great story.

Generally speaking, people will rescue anything in danger.

Kinda renews your faith, tho!


5 posted on 12/22/2005 5:36:31 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: kingattax

Beautiful animal. I am glad he was rescued.


6 posted on 12/22/2005 5:37:55 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: kingattax

What movie is it where a rescue is attempted like this by urinating on the frozen one?


7 posted on 12/22/2005 5:38:45 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I miss my dad.)
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To: kingattax

What a great looking one, glad he was rescued.


8 posted on 12/22/2005 5:40:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kingattax

What a sweet face. Glad to know he's safe!


9 posted on 12/22/2005 5:50:24 PM PST by DGray (http://nicanfhilidh.blogspot.com)
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To: kingattax
What a precious face he has.

"I like animals, and I didn't want to see it get hurt," Majorowicz said.

There are still people out there with good hearts.

I love happy endings.

10 posted on 12/22/2005 5:50:44 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: kingattax

Shades of Joe Dirt. Dang!


11 posted on 12/22/2005 5:54:32 PM PST by Francis McClobber
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To: tet68

Living in Texas...my dog about every other year when it gets cold enough hunkers down and lays a couple of logs that steam...turns around a cocks his head and looks at his work and wonders what is going on..... My dog is lucky he lives in Texas...land of no state income taxes!!


12 posted on 12/22/2005 5:55:01 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Most Americans are so spoiled with freedom they have no idea what it takes to earn and keep it.)
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To: kingattax

Glad this one had a happy ending.

What a sweet face! I love huskies, but don't think they'd fare well down in Florida with me.


13 posted on 12/22/2005 6:07:22 PM PST by RepoGirl ("The only ho I'm pimpin' is Sweet Lady Propane." -- Hank Hill)
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To: RepoGirl

I too am so glad for this happy ending....my friend just got a husky 8 mths. old....I have never laughed so much at a dog....he is so adorable and what a personality...I guess this is the nature of the breed


14 posted on 12/22/2005 6:18:42 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
This freep thread actually prompted me to read up on the breed. Supposedly, they're quite the clowns!

I just wonder how they'd do in a tropical climate. My rott isn't a fan of hot and humid weather.

15 posted on 12/22/2005 6:24:43 PM PST by RepoGirl ("The only ho I'm pimpin' is Sweet Lady Propane." -- Hank Hill)
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To: RepoGirl
I would think they would pretty uncomfortable in humidity and heat..lots of thick thick hair..It is a good thing my friend has a great sense of humor, he has destroyed his portable crate, he discovered what a great asset his paws are...she tied him to a table while she was teaching her exercise class and he just drug the table around...
16 posted on 12/22/2005 6:34:54 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Richard Kimball
Was the pooch triple-human-dared?
17 posted on 12/22/2005 6:37:17 PM PST by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

This reminded me of a news story from a couple of years ago
when Chicago was having a hard freeze, some firemen were called to this old woman's house by a neighbor,
when they got there they found the 80something year old
woman on her knees in the bathroom, a pipe had broken,
flooded the place and she had started to mop it up but
had been FROZEN in place on her knees, they chopped her out
and got her to an ER but I never found out how she did.


18 posted on 12/22/2005 6:43:36 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kingattax

If one wants to see examples of unconditional love they don`t need to look any farther than dogs and sometimes cats.


19 posted on 12/22/2005 7:20:03 PM PST by carlr
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To: kingattax

Good looking dog. The shelter won't have any problems finding him a home if he doesn't have an owner that can't be found.


20 posted on 12/22/2005 7:31:00 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: kingattax

Some friends of our in Canada told us about the time their cat and dog had been playing in the snow, the dog came in when called but the cat didn't. The dog had slobbered on the cat and its wet hair was frozen solid to the ground. They found it in time and the cat wasn't hurt.


21 posted on 12/22/2005 7:45:52 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Kimmers
she tied him to a table while she was teaching her exercise class and he just drug the table around...

HEHEHEHEHEH! He sounds like a hoot!

Some day I will have to tell you about the trail of socks/ ambush my dog set for me, or the kleenex taunt. I was always a cat person until she came into my life, now I'm a confirmed dog person.

22 posted on 12/22/2005 7:58:49 PM PST by RepoGirl ("The only ho I'm pimpin' is Sweet Lady Propane." -- Hank Hill)
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To: carlr

It is easy to have compassion for animals--they are not wicked.


23 posted on 12/22/2005 9:47:09 PM PST by Alien Gunfighter (Socialist liberals never imagine themselves as peasants under their 'perfect' socialist regime)
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To: kingattax

Good news bump.


24 posted on 12/22/2005 9:48:44 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Yes indeed! Merry Christmas.


25 posted on 12/23/2005 4:54:01 AM PST by tob2 (Old Fossil and Proud of It!)
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