While out walking on the ice of Lake Michigan he fell through! Luckily he was seen by a passerby who immediately called for help!
The white dog was seen by the passerby struggling for his life in the icy waters of the lake. Soon it was seen by anyone who happened to be watching TV that day.
The passerby called for help and soon Poice Officers were on the scene to quickly rescue the dog who was by now suffering from hypothermia. Michigan, as he was soon called, was taken to the Wisconsin Humane Society to recover. Once there staff began the search for his owners.
As his rescue had been screened live on TV, many people came forward offering to adopt him. Soon it was clear his previous owners had no interest in taking him back home.
The Humane Society reviewed hundreds of applications, in the end choosing a woman named Brenda Thompson to be Michigans’ new Mom. Brenda said the after she had seen his struggle for survival on the news, she had felt compelled to visit him at the shelter.
“I threw some clothes on and came straight here. I was here pretty much every day since I saw that story,” she tells TMJ4.
Now that she’s officially adopted him, she’s going to make sure they get off to a good start.
“The first thing I’m going to do is take him on a nice long walk,” Brenda says. “His bed is all made up. He’s got brand-new bowls and toys waiting for him. He’s good to go. I think this is the beginning of a great friendship.”
Michigan will have a sister too, a black Lab who Brenda adopted after Hurricane Katrina.
Watch Brenda coming to pick Michigan up from the shelter and share his happy ending with your friends and family!
Watch the full video on Michigan right here below: