INDIAN LAND – Polly is one lucky dog.
On Jan. 3, someone called the Fort Mill Rescue Squad after hearing a dog howling nearby. Rescue squad members Anthony Villeneuve, Chris Robertson and Peter Ruckerl responded and discovered Polly, a 13-year-old chow, stuck in a deep creek.
She was hopelessly trapped, with her front paws buried in quicksand-like mud.
The team used swift water rescue techniques and their hands to painstakingly dig the dog’s feet out from hard mud while standing in frigid water for more than an hour.