The effort to rescue a forlorn dog trapped on a frozen Siberian lake for an extended period sent shivers of worry and fear through everyone involved

During a patrol on Lake Kenon, rescuers discovered a poor dog lying in the cold weather, legs and tail stuck under an ice hole. In countries near the North Pole, the cold climate causes rivers to freeze all year round. 

Ice forms a thin layer on the surface of the lake, preventing cold air from continuing to spread down, freezing all the water in the lake. Although the water under the ice is still very cold (about 4 degrees Celsius), there are still many fish species here. These cold-blooded animals have the ability to change their body temperature to adapt to the harsh climate here.

It is for this reason that many locals, despite the freezing cold outdoors, bring fishing rods to the middle of the frozen lake to catch fish. This is a rather dangerous job, the ice on the lakes does not have a certain thickness, depending on the time and place, the layers of ice are thick and thin. In order to catch fish in the lake, people have to break the ice and drill a small hole to let go of the rod. However, if you are not careful, cracks from the ice crater will spread, causing a large iceberg to break and will be dangerous for anglers. Due to the situation of fishermen recklessly fishing in the middle of the lake, rescuers have to regularly patrol rivers and glacial lakes to promptly detect and rescue people in distress. The Zabaikalsk rescue team was patrolling Lake Kenon (a suburb of the Zabaykalsky Krai capital Chita) when they noticed a strange sight.

A group of people were traveling on the frozen lake by specialized canoe when they saw an animal lying still, not moving in the weather of -3 degrees Celsius for a long time. Approaching, the rescue team discovered this creature was a Moscow Watchdog (Moscow Watchdog, a cross between a Caucasian Shepherd and a St. Bernard). The poor animal got its hind legs and tail stuck under a small ice hole.

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The soldiers quickly broke the ice, freed the animal and put it on the boat to warm it up. Wondering why the well-trained dog was wandering alone in the middle of the glacial lake, the rescue team was concerned that the owner of the animal might have been in an accident while fishing, so they conducted a search but did not find it. There are no traces of humans around this area.

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After a period of searching with no results, the soldiers urgently brought the dog to the station for care and treatment. The dog gradually recovered after a short time. Although information about the dog was posted by the force on local media channels, after many days, no one came to receive the animal back. Most likely the dog was abandoned by its owner. According to information in the Siberian Times, after the dog was healthy again, the rescue team released the animal.

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