By Bill Shields, WBZ-TVBy Bill Shields

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — “Gibson” will soon be back home. And we don’t mean Mel.

“Gibson” is a small mixed-breed dog that ran away from her Cambridge home about a week ago, and has been living around Fresh Pond — even in this weather.

On Wednesday, members of the Animal Rescue League of Boston donned survival suits, and chased Gibson around the ice, until they finally got a net over her.

“The ice was solid, but slippery with the rain on it,” said Danielle Genter of the Animal Rescue League, “and the dog definitely had better traction than we did.”

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

Once the five-member team got her on land, the little dog didn’t want to go peacefully, tugging on her leash, and snapping at Bill Tanguay.

“She didn’t know we were trying to help her,” says Tanguay, “and once people start chasing a dog, they get scared. But once she’s warm, and at home, she’ll be fine in a day or two.”

Gibson was last seen shivering in the back of the Rescue League’s truck, but by the evening, she was expected to be fed and back home.

Comments (9)
  1. Sharon says:

    what a great story!! Glad Gibson is safe and being returned home :)

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Great story, but I just want to mention that Gibson is definitely a Sheltie or at least a Sheltie mix.

  3. Steph says:

    I’m so glad! I can’t imagine what she must have gone through. I’m glad that someone saw her, so they could get her back home.

  4. Barbara Sillery says:

    Kudos to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Great job, Danielle!

  5. Dennis says:

    Great story. I had two Shelties and they are great dogs. One ran away and returned on his own after 8 days so I understand the distress Gibson’s owners had.

  6. Tom Pawlowski says:

    Great story,We adopted a sheltie over a year ago,she”s smaller than Gibson but looks just like her,our Zora is a great dog we love her!!

  7. says:

    way to animal rescue league ang good luck gibbson

  8. ann says:

    good story
    all gibbson needs is a good warm bath and his warm bed at his home.
    have good weekend.

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