Senga and Mishka are sisters, and are very close. When Mishka fell through some ice that had formed on Notched Pond which is in Raymond, Maine, her sister Senga led a neighbor to her sister so she could be saved.
According to a press release made by the New Gloucester Fire Rescue, Mishka was found about 150 feet off the shore of the pond. She was barely able to get her head above the water, and if they didn’t get to her quick, they weren’t sure she’d survive.
“The neighbor that found the dog and called emergency personnel had heard an odd bark prior to finding Mishka. The neighbor was led by Mishka’s sister, Senga to locate the bark,” said the rescue team in the statement.
The rescue wasn’t easy. They had to get into the icy water with cold-suits on and go over several drop-offs, one of them almost 50 feet. Once they could grab her, they got her out of the water and onto shore quickly. She was then wrapped in blankets, towels and heat packs.
She was then given to her human, who rushed her to a local vet clinic. As of Wednesday night, she was reported to be in stable condition, and it seems that she will make a full recovery.
“People need to be mindful that the ice is not safe, anywhere,” said Chief Kurt Elkanich of Gray Fire Rescue. “If any person or pet falls through the ice or is in the icy waters, call for emergency personnel or the next victim could be you.”
Captain Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue said that this type of thing is happening all too often right now, with the milder winter weather we’ve seen some spots having this year. In fact, this was the second time a dog has sought help during an emergency in the past couple weeks.
“Our EMS personnel assisted an elderly man recently, where his dog got the attention of a home keeper,” said Doyle in the press release. “The dog led the home keeper to the barn where the elderly man was injured.”
Bonus: A 5 lb. Dachshund Cares for a 500 lb. Disabled Lion. This Will Touch Your Soul!
This unlikely friendship is just incredible! Lions are known to be the king of the jungle. They are one of nature’s deadliest predators. Who would’ve thought that a 500 lb lion would become friends with three Dachshunds!
However, Bonedigger is not your usual lion. Bonedigger is friends with 3 little Dachshund dogs! When they first met, it seems that the puppies instinctively knew that Bonedigger has a metabolic bone disease. Bonedigger was just 4 weeks old when they met and it seemed like the puppies wanted to protect him. One of Bonedigger’s doggy friends is named Milo. Milo is especially close with Bonedigger; he loves to take care of him and even imitates Bonedigger’s roar! Watch the video of their amazing friendship below!
This is by far the most amazing unlikely animal friendships I have ever seen! I was so scared at first to watch a lion getting so close with those little dogs! What was your reaction when you first saw them? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!