Dog in Orange leads officer, crews to rescue another dog

A dog led a police officer and crews to rescue another trapped dog in Orange on Tuesday. 

On Tuesday, Jock’s owner had to be taken to the hospital. 

"When she was transported by ambulance, she was really concerned that her two small dogs had left the house and they were out running around loose," said Fire Chief Craig Lundgren. 

Police Officer Chris Biceglia was determined to find Annabelle, the other dog that had gone missing. 

"I listened to all the radio communications and he was saying, ‘no, I’m committed. I’m staying here," said Lundgren of officer Biceglia. 

Biceglia waited for hours in the woods in freezing temperatures. Eventually, Jock spotted the dogs. 

"I mean you hear of things like this, with of course Lassie," said Gene Fraser, the son of the dog’s owner. 

Jock led the officer to Annabelle, who had slipped down an embankment and was trapped. 

"You know come with me, I know you have the means to do what I can’t do," said Fraser.

Firefighters pulled Annabelle to safety and the dog was taken a vet in Athol and checked out. 

"For an officer to come back an hour later, and not giving up, and turning around and coming back again, he’s the key really to having this all come into play," said Fraser. 

The dog’s owner has been released from a hospital and is doing better. 

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