The NYPD helped rescue a puppy from freezing waters outside the city in Jamaica Bay, New York recently.

Source: CBS New York/YouTube 

Carol DeNaro and her husband Scott DeNaro told the New York Daily News that they spotted Georgia the pup far offshore, struggling to stay afloat. They immediately called harbor patrol.

“My husband said, ‘What is that in the water? It looks like a seal!’” Carol told the outlet, “And we kind of watched for a minute or two [before] he [Scott] said, ‘No, maybe it’s a duck because it’s bobbing up and down.’ And then I said, ‘Oh my God, I think it’s a dog!’ And then we just kind of went into rescue mode.”

The NYPD assisted with the rescue using a Harbor crew, the organization shared on Twitter.

Georgia’s owners, Jason Novetsky and Karen Dublin, had adopted her five days prior to the incident. Novetsky said that Georgia had managed to get off her leash while on a walk. After chasing her, Novetsky lost her and then posted her photo to Facebook and asked for help.

The shepherd puppy mix was reunited with her family after the rescue.

“We’re just so happy she’s home,” Dublin said.

Read more rescue stories in One Green Planet, including this dog that was reduced from an irrigation pipe. 

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