PICTURE: Firemen Save Dog from Icy Pond

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BATH, Ohio — Local firefighters braved the unseasonably cold March temperatures Thursday morning to save a dog who had fallen into a semi-frozen pond.

According to Bath Police Chief Michael McNeely, a neighbor called 911 after seeing two dogs on an icy pond on Spring Valley Road.

By the time the fire department arrived, only the head of a mid-size pooch named “Bobby” was above the water as he struggled to stay afloat.

That’s when two firefighters entered the icy pond and carried Bobby to safety. Some Bath policemen helped to tow them back to dry land.

The other pooch reportedly ran off the ice on his own.

Bobby was taken to a local animal hospital, where he is being treated for exposure to the freezing water. He is expected to make a full recovery.

This has been a busy week with animals for the Bath police and fire departments.

On Tuesday, it took seven police and firemen to rescue a horse that had fallen into a swimming pool. The horse is said to be doing just fine.