A stranded dog was rescued from serious danger in Florida. According to a Facebook post from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a dog was stuck surrounded by crocodiles on an island.

Animal Enforcement Officer Amy Riccio received a call about the stuck dog and sprung into action. Neighbors heard the dog and then spotted it on the island. Neighbors were concerned about alligators in the water.

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“Knowing what lurks in the waters, they were concerned the alligators would get to the dog before units could arrive,” the post from the Sheriff’s Office shared.

Riccio created a makeshift bridge to bring the dog to safety. “She was able to quickly gain the dog’s trust before she carried the dog onto her shoulders and back across the unstable bridge where she and the dog were safely rescued,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote of the rescue.

The owner hasn’t been identified so the dog is currently living at the Lake County Animal Shelter. Great work AEO Riccio!

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

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