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Dog On Fresh Pond For Several Days Rescued

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
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Gibson was rescued off of Fresh Pond after being out there several days. (credit: CBS)

Gibson was rescued off of Fresh Pond after being out there several days. (credit: CBS)

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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.

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