When there are warnings about thin ice on rivers, lakes and ponds, most residents heed the advice. But how do you tell a dog?
Well, you can’t, but Cabery residents and a Kankakee County Sheriff’s deputy came to the rescue of an approximately 2-year-old pit bull that wandered out Monday morning onto the thin ice on a pond on the north side of the village.
Sgt. Russ Belcher, a 20-year deputy, got the call around 9 a.m. of a dog in distress in the icy waters. Belcher said the week before the ice on the pond had been thicker due to the below-zero temperatures, and some kids had been venturing out on the ice.