An 8-year-old brown poodle mix was rescued twice from a lagoon in McGovern Park on Milwaukee’s north side Wednesday.
Milwaukee Police Officers Joe Spingola and Mike Smith were helping kids with tangled fishing lines when they heard the small dog jump into the lagoon, according to the department’s Facebook page.
Spingola was able to fish the dog out of the water quickly the first time.
“As soon as the dog’s feet hit the ground, without so much as a thank you, it ran off towards the tot lot where several families were playing,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.
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Minutes later, another splash and the dog was back in the lagoon. This time, however, the animal began to struggle in the weeds and the muck.
As officer Smith watched, Spingola swam out to the dog to rescue him.
“When he reached him, the dog was wrapped up in the weeds, tangled in fishing line and had a hook and bobber hanging from him,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.
The dog was taken to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission to be checked out. The organization is hoping the owner will come forward to claim the dog.