A heartwarming video has been shared on Twitter of the moment when ‘Fudge’ the cockapoo was plucked from a fast-flowing icy river.
Fudge had slipped into the murky River Thames after skidding down a steep embankment near Kew Gardens yesterday (4th Feb).
In the footage, Fudge can be seen to desperately try and clamber out of the river, but due to the water’s speed and the slippery bank, the dog stood little chance of escaping.
And that is when a member of the public got involved.
By the time the good samaritan had saved the dog, a small crowd had gathered, and they cheered the rescuer, calling him a hero, as he took the dog to safety.
Talking about the incident, a spokesperson for the RNLI said:
‘A good Samaritan stepped in here to save the day & we’re relieved that this rescue ended well.
‘If you see an animal in trouble in the water, call 999 & ask for the Coastguard.
‘We have 4 lifeboat stations on the River Thames & our crews there have performed many animal rescues’.
Fudge the cockapoo puppy is rescued from a fast and chilly River Thames after skidding down the steep embankment near Kew Gardens 🐕🦺 pic.twitter.com/s0o4Y1WNat— Richmond Nub News (@RichmondNubNews) February 4, 2021
Before you leave us...
Don't forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, S**ts & Giggles! It contains ALL of the content that we are not allowed to share on social media.
S**ts & Giggles is emailed directly to our subscribers and is guaranteed to brighten up your day as well as your inbox
Every month, we get sent loads of content that we cannot share on social media, owing to various 'community standards' rules. None of the content that goes into our Newsletter is extreme. Neither is it political. It is just, well, funny...
And best of all, it only costs just £1 each month to subscribe!
You can cancel your subscription at any time and you are not tied into long and drawn out subscription periods. Your £1 each month helps us to keep our teaboat fully stocked, so if you do subscribe, then thank you!
It only costs £1 per month to subscribe!. You can subscribe below using Paypal or with your debit/credit card
Because remember: Laughter is stress leaving the body!