SCOOTER, a two-year-old German Shepherd mix saved his owner, Fred Priest, after he plunged into the icy water of a river near the family farm. Fred was familiarizing the family’s new pet with their property when he fell through the ice up to his shoulders. Scooter dug her claws into the ice and held firm as Fred used the dog’s leash to drag himself out of the water and make his way safely ashore.
Throughout the ordeal, Elmo refused to leave Ethan’s side, leading him away from danger and keeping him warm and awake. Durham Regional Police believed that Ethan’s survival was a direct result of Elmo’s heroic actions.