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City Employee Uses Extension Cord To Lasso 13-Year-Old Pit Bull Struggling In Frozen River

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

We’re in the throes of winter, which means that most of the country is experiencing the coldest weather of the year.

Lakes are freezing over. Rivers are getting icy. And animals are managing to get themselves into sticky situations.

It seems like every day people are coming across unsuspecting animals who have fallen into frozen water and become stuck. Luckily, there are some incredible people out there who put everything on hold to save the sweet animals.

In Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a blind and deaf 13-year-old pit bull mix was walking along the icy river with a Chihuahua mix when he fell into the water.

The pit bull, Tiger, was struggling to stay afloat when city worker Micah Siemers spotted him.

Micah immediately ran over to Tiger and tried to rescue him with a branch, but it wasn’t working. That’s when he spotted some Christmas lights and realized he could use an extension cord to create a makeshift lasso.

It took him a few tries, but eventually Micah got the extension cord wrapped around Tiger and pulled him to safety.

Now, Tiger is back in the loving arms of his owner, who says Tiger is a survivor. Some people are praising Micah as a hero, but he didn’t even think twice before rushing to the pit bull’s aid.

Watch the video below to find out more about how Micah managed to lasso Tiger in the frozen river. If you love animal rescue stories like this one, please SHARE this article with your friends!

Footage and photos provided by KJRH Tulsa

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