A heartbreaking video shows a golden retriever desperate in an icy lake as police officers come to his rescue in a race against time.
In the clip, which is widely distributed on the Chinese video-sharing app Douyin, the poor dog is trapped in a lake surrounded by snow after apparently falling through the ice.
Two police officers are already on the scene to help the exhausted dog out of the water and another cop runs to help, with a body-worn video showing him panting while running to the water’s edge.
Fortunately, the police arrive on time and the soaked dog is helped out of the lake and quickly recovers from the ordeal.
The dog shakes the cold water from its coat and wags its tail with relief when it is back on dry land.
But the police do not take any risks with its health and put the animal in the back of the car so that it can warm up as quickly as possible.
The dramatic rescue was filmed at Bing He Park in Bole and uploaded to the police social media page before being shared on Doyin.
Last winter temperatures were as low as -14 ° C in Bole, which could have been a death sentence for the pooch had the police not taken it out of the water.
A grateful dog lover praised the police on Douyin, saying, “Thank you guys.
“Our people feel safe because you are always there for us.”
“They acted so quickly,” said a second impressed viewer, adding, “What a heartwarming moment.”
Meanwhile, a golden retriever was filmed watching over a baby in the middle of the night, while its owner said that the nurturing side of his personality has emerged since she first became pregnant.
In another adorable moment, a golden retriever was included in his daily routine of walking the kids to the bus stop and waiting for them to board.