The dog got into trouble when it became tangled in fishing line in the Elk River. Officers went to a nearby bait shop to try to find a boat. Before the owner of the bait shop could come to help one of the deputies couldn’t wait anymore and jumped into the river to save the dog.
“He took his stuff out of his pockets and his belt and stuff off and jumped in,” said bait shop owner Perry Johnson. “It’s a good thing he went in there when he did, otherwise it wouldn’t never made it.”
The dog was taken to the Limestone County Veterinary Clinic where he was found to be in pretty good health. He was matted, covered in ticks and had a fish hook stuck in one of his legs which the vet removed. The dog will be ready for adoption soon.