We are suckers for adorable animals in trouble who don’t stay that way for very long. Especially on Fridays. Obviously. So it is our great pleasure to say that a German Shepherd named Chloe — who either “fell” or “jumped,” depending on who you ask, into the 46-degree water of the Hudson off of Pier 59 today — was quickly saved by an NYPD harbor unit. Via the Daily News, here’s how a dog-water rescue goes down:
Detective Matthew Sherman pulled on gear and jumped into the 20-foot-deep water, while Detectives Michael Cocchie and John Drzal waited aboard the black zodiac with a line to toss. The dog swam out from the pier and they were able to help her onto the zodiac.
Chloe lives on a catamaran with her owner, Mark Stoss, who told the Daily News, “She’s fearless. She’s a wild child. But when I’m here, she’s a lamb.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 7, 2011