A 1-year-old female boxer missing who went missing, and was rescued from the frozen waters on Lake St. Clair, was to be reunited with her owners Tuesday afternoon.
Lucy was last seen Monday after noon between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads, between Harper and Jefferson.
An angler spotted the dog on the ice near Emerald City Harbor Sunday afternoon, and then lost sight of her when she fell into a 3-foot by 2-foot hole in the ice, according to police and fire reports.
The angler rescued the dog from the water and then wrapped the dog in his coat and laid with the dog to warm her after her ordeal. At the same time, fellow anglers lost site of the rescuer and called 911 after fearing he may have fell through the ice, first responders reported.
Police, fire and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the area about 5 p.m. Monday and were able to follow human and dog tracks in the snow back to Brownie's on the Lake to locate the pair. Officers then took the dog to VCA St. Clair Shores Animal Hospital for treatment, officials stated.
According to animal hospital personnel, the family was to be reunited with Lucy Tuesday.
Lucy and her owners were reunited through the selfless actions of the angler, and through the various Facebook pages including St. Clair Shores Lost & Found Pets page and the city website through the description of the dog and her unique collar.
Original story: If you’ve seen a 1-year-old female boxer mix last seen on Jan. 20 between 13 Mile Road and 14 Mile Road, between Harper and Jefferson Avenue, please call (248) 722-5243