March 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in North Carolina came to the rescue of a dog found struggling with its body stuck up to its chest in a muddy retention pond.
Greenville Police Animal Protective Services said officers responded Thursday to the muddy pond on Orlando Way in Greenville when a report came in of a distressed canine.
They arrived to find the dog was trapped up to its chest in mud.
The dog was freed from the mud and taken to a local veterinarian to receive treatment for hypothermia.
Animal Protective Services said officers were able to contact the owner and the dog will soon be going home.