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One of Two Dogs Saved from Icy Pond, Dog Reunited with Owner

MADISONVILLE — A young pup named Dexter is back home and has already made himself pretty comfortable.

Earlier today, the German Shepard and his companion Dolly Madison found themselves stuck in an icy pond after getting loose from their kennel.

“A caller called in and said there were two dogs in the pond barking. We went over, it was dark. We put the lights on the truck and, he was up out of the water swimming,” Madisonville fire chief, Kevin Emerson said.

A few hours later, the dogs owner Kevin Cleveland was reunited with his pup at the kennel.

Now with Dexter home – he’s trying to figure out how the dogs got out and if someone is responsible.

:There is no way they could get out of the kennel. The concrete in the kennel is like four feet deep. There is no way they could dig or get out,” Kevin Cleveland said.

Even though the house is a bit quieter without Dolly Madison around, Cleveland is happy to at least have Dexter.

Now he just worries about the long road ahead with a pup who is missing his best friend.

“It’s like somebody taking your child away. They get depressed. They’ll stop eating, won’t sleep because they get depressed,” Cleveland said.

Cleveland thanks all first responders who tried to rescue his dogs this morning.

Dexter will no longer be staying outside in his kennel. His owners fear he may go back to the pond and look for Dolly Madison.


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