Animal control officers had to rescue a dog stuck in the mud at a D.C. park. Now, they are reminding owners to keep their dogs on leashes.

Cutie Pie was stuck in mud on Kingman Island in D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance officers were able to get her out safely after wading through waist-deep mud. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)

Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance

Cutie Pie was stuck in mud on Kingman Island in D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance officers were able to get her out safely after wading through waist-deep mud. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)

Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance

Cutie Pie was stuck in mud on Kingman Island in D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance officers were able to get her out safely after wading through waist-deep mud. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)

Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance

Cutie Pie was stuck in mud on Kingman Island in D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance officers were able to get her out safely after wading through waist-deep mud. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)

Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance

Animal control officers had to rescue a dog stuck in the mud at a D.C. park. Now, they are reminding owners to keep their dogs on leashes.

Humane Rescue Alliance officers responded to a call for a dog running around Kingman and Heritage islands.

When they arrived, they heard something.

“We did hear just really stressed barking,” said Ryan Jesien, an animal control investigator with Humane Rescue Alliance.

He said that he ran towards the sound, and what he saw was concerning. Stuck in the mud was an elderly, shaggy dog.

“So we were able to just finally sight her, we were able to go on out, I was able to get a catchpole on her and remove her from the mud and then just kind of get out of that area,” he said.

Jesien said he could see how she “could be confused as a stump.”

They were able to wade into the waist-deep mud and pull out a dog named Cutie Pie.

He said she wouldn’t have survived much longer.

“This was really something that we needed to get to in an urgent manner. And I’m very grateful that we were able to,” Jesien said. “I can tell you that I got stuck in there several times. That mud was about waist deep and it was quite cold.”

Jesien …….

Source: https://wtop.com/dc/2021/10/dog-rescued-from-waist-deep-mud-at-dc-park-as-officers-urge-owners-to-keep-pets-on-leashes/

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