Extremely Muddy Dog Rescued By Police Officers in Pennsylvania

One lucky dog has police officers to thank after they rescued him after he was found stuck in mud in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The poor canine was covered from head to toe, drenched in extremely thick coats of mud. The police officers who helped rescue the muddy dog had to use some boards just to get to Pluto, a 13-year-old Australian Sheppard that had been missing for over two days.

“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,” added Willistown Township Police Sergeant Michael Martin.

It took the strength of both men to be able to pull poor Pluto out of the muck, and when they did, it still wasn’t completely clear if Pluto was going to live.

“I was frantic,” Pluto’s 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. She recalls it being all “too dire.”

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 getting pulled out of the thick, gooey 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.

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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