Dog Stuck Neck Deep In Mud Rescued By Police Officers In Willistown Township

Police officers rescued a dog after he was found stuck in the mud in Chester County.

You have to look closely to see the dog.

In the middle of the screen you can just see his head poking out of a mud pit that nearly swallowed him.

“We just knew we had to get the dog out of there. It was in distress. It wasn’t really moving a whole lot,” Willistown Township Police Officer Mike Kushner said.

“It just followed us with its eyes, so it was exhausted,” Willistown Township Police Sergeant Michael Martin said. The officers used some boards just to get to Pluto, a 13-year-old Australian Sheppard that had been missing for two and half days.

“I just pictured my own dog and what I would want somebody to do and that’s to go get it,” Kushner said. It took the strength of both men to be able to pull him out of the muck. And when they did, it still wasn’t clear if Pluto was going to live.

“I was frantic,” dog owner Sheila Shorr said. On her third day of looking, Shorr found Pluto in a two-foot deep mud pit right near a creek not too far from home.“It looked dire,” she said.

Shorr believes Pluto must have fallen into the mud pit right away; otherwise he would have come home that first night. That means the 13-year-old dog spent roughly 60 hours encased in mud, struggling to survive.

“[Dogs] have so much heart and soul,” Shorr said. Pluto has come a long way since being pulled out of the mud May 9th.

His fur is still matted, he walks with a limp, and has some sores that are still healing, but the veterinarian says he is going to be okay. “This was a dream come true on top of a dream come true to find him and have help come right away,” she said.

Shorr can’t thank the officers enough.

Responses to "Police save lost dog stuck in mud for 3 days (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    why didn't anyone else see the dog for that long of time?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness for these kind officers.

  3. That's a tough ordeal for a 13 year old dog...

  4. Anonymous says:

    Looks like some one make a little trench for the water to get away from his head. I don't really understand a lot about this story. I know the dog is old, but I think two feet would not hold him back and how far from home was he? No one noticed the dog and why didn't she get the dog out with friends and family help? Just wondering!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Some people make the dumbest comments. What matters is that the dog was saved, it doesn't matter who saved the dog, however the cops deserve all the credit in this case. For once we see cops saving a dog and not shooting one. Thank God for such cops.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes some people make dumb . She had been looking she could not have got him out herself the officers had a hard time getting him out they look like big strong men. They are true heroes a credit to law enforcement we need more stories about the good guys. Pluto you are amazing stay strong.

Write a comment