A stray dog was rescued from freezing to death by a Sheriff's deputy in Evansville, Indiana last week.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office Deputy Mark Rasure saw a stray dog wandering outside in the subzero cold temperatures last week. When he called local animal control but they told him they were backed up and had several runs to make before they could make it out.

 Noticing the dog was shivering from the cold and her fur was frozen, Deputy Rasure decided he could'nt leave her outside for any longer. He found some pecans and string cheese in his car and using the food, he was able to lure her over. He was able to get her his van and take her to animal control.

"The dog would've definitely died," Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Control Officer Jeremy Outlaw told Evansville Courier & Press.

Named "Winter" by animal control, she may soon have a happy ending. Winter has been pre-adopted and someone is waiting for the manatory week before taking her home.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, Mark Rasure, tries to see if a stray dog is friendly at the Dogtown Boat Ramp in Evansville on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Rasure called Animal Control to come and get the stray but they had several runs to make before they could come out to Dogtown. With the icy conditions and below freezing wind chill Rasure wanted to get the dog out of the weather. Photo Credit: MOLLY BARTELS / COURIER & PRESS


Responses to "Deputy saves stray dog from freezing to death in sub-zero temperatures (Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    There are still some nice things we can say about our local PD and Sheriff's Dept ..This is proof that they do still have hearts ... Not all bad things come from all of them there are just a few out there that still have a heart...

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank You Deputy, Mark Rasure. I know your job isn't easy yet you your inner humane characteristics: Love for Life serve as a reminder to the many who forget. My Respect SIR.

  3. Anonymous says:

    to serve and to protect takes on new meaning.

  4. Unknown says:

    Thank you Deputy, Mark Rasure for your kind heart and compassion. Saving this poor dog from death is so inspiring. Again from my heart a big THANK YOU. You have my greatest respect for your kindness and your heart.

  5. Sophie...:) says:

    I hope the dog is not being rescued out of the freezing cold, just to go in to a KILL SHELTER...:(

  6. Anonymous says:

    Your kindness and respect for our Great-Spirits gifts to us will return to you in a way that you have shown. Karma will be with you in your foot steps my friend.

  7. Anonymous says:

    the dog has been adopted already, the new owner is just waiting the mandatory week. Kudos to Deputy Mark Rasure for his compassion and willingness to save a poor freezing dog. You are truly an inspiration!

  8. gary rossi says:

    Thank you for your kindness and compassion.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Kudos Deputy Mark Rasure and to the folks with you. Too many people would have just left him, but you didn't. Thank you. My question is: Mark are you the person adopting Winter? Again Thank you and God Bless you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your love of animals. They are all Gods creations.. You will be blesses for your kindness

  11. Unknown says:

    Would like to see a follow up on the dog, was the owner found? and what is the fate of this dog.

  12. Unknown says:

    So happy the dog has been adopted, that is a happy ending

  13. Anonymous says:

    That is cool, thank you for doing this.

  14. Anonymous says:

    God bless you for your kindness.

  15. Unknown says:

    Good to know that the police doesn't just wait around for a speeder to pass by. Another video like this, then I may have to change my opinion.

  16. Anonymous says:

    thanks an god bless you deputy just check back an make sure he dont get put down please.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for taking the time to save an animal and thanks for doing the job you do please stay safe. With all of my respect God Bless.To all those out there that think the police are all bad should remember the old saying'one bad apple doesn't spoil the whole bunch' just saying.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for helping save one that has no voice to do so. Bravo!!!

  19. Unknown says:

    Great job

  20. Unknown says:

    Thank you for your kindness!

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