MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Police Harbor Patrol on Sunday evening, March 17th rescued a dog on the KK River near Becher Street.
Police say they got the call of a dog stuck on about an eight-foot piece of floating ice just before 6:15 p.m.
Two members of the Harbor Patrol were dispatched and climbed into a water craft and ventured over to the ice block and recovered the dog.
The dog was described as cold, wet and hungry.
Police said the dog appeared to be a pit bull variety — but they were not sure exactly what breed the dog is.
The dog was taken by MADACC to a veterinary facility where it will be cared for.
The dog had no identification and no microchip.
FOX6 News spoke with a veterinarian caring for the dog, who said based on the dog’s mannerisms and the way the dog reacts to humans — it is likely the dog has owners somewhere.
The dog suffered no injuries. The dog is described as tan — possibly a Mastiff mix. The vet says the dog is possibly three years old with a stocky build, but not overweight.