Call Canine-9-9: Heartwarming moment black Staffordshire terrier rescues Toy Pomeranian from drowning in backyard swimming pool
- Hero dog Jessie saved her saved her furry friend Chucky from drowning in pool
- Chucky had become distracted by something in garden and fallen in the water
- Battled to stay afloat for 34 minutes as Jessie tried various ways to get him out
- Jessie eventually pulled Chucky out from pool in Boksburg City, South Africa
This is the heartwarming moment a black Staffordshire terrier saved her doggy friend from drowning in a backyard swimming pool in South Africa.
CCTV footage shows the black pooch running to rescue the smaller toy Pomeranian who fell into the water after slipping on the pool’s edge in Boksburg City on April 8.
Sensing that her friend was in danger, the seven-year-old Staffie dog named Jessie repeatedly paces around the pool and reaches into the water to try and reach 13-year-old white pooch Chucky as he battles to stay afloat.
Jessie, a black Staffordshire terrier, was captured on her owner’s CCTV pulling her furry friend Chucky out of their pool after he fell in
Chucky, a 13-year-old Toy Pomeranian, fell in the pool after getting distracted by something in the garden
The outdoor camera footage showed Chucky walking beside the pool safely before becoming distracted by something in the garden and slipping in by the steps of the pool
He frantically doggy paddles in the water to try and stay afloat before Jessie quickly comes charging over trying to help.
The heroic female pooch reaches into the water to grip Chucky but his wet fur repeatedly slips from her mouth and he falls back in.
After several failed attempts, she uses all her strength after 34 minutes of trying to drag the exhausted dog to safety before they scamper away together.
Chucky frantically paddles around the pool trying to stay afloat and find somewhere to trawl out but in the end has to be helped to safety by Jessie
Chucky was not injured in the incident but the dog owners are worried about what happened when they saw the two pooches wet.
Pet owner Byron Thanarayen said him and his wife Melissa watched back the security camera by the pool to check what the two dogs might have been doing.
He said: ‘We tried to look for clues as to where he could have wet his head. We thought maybe he dipped his head in the water but there was no mess in the house to support this suggestion.
‘It was heart-wrenching to watch. We still struggle to watch that video today, just thinking of what could have happened if Jessie was not there.’
After the stressful ordeal, the pair scamper off into the garden seemingly unfazed by what happened
Byron added that the heroic pooch was a troubled rescue dog adopted by the couple four years ago.
The couple are her third adopted family after her previous fosters returned her to the shelter.
Mr Thanarayen said that previous owners complained Jessie was difficult with other animals but ‘she got along with our other two dogs from the word go’.
He added: ‘I’m really proud of her, considering she is the youngest. Our dogs know how to swim but they always swim with us and not when we are not with them.’
To prevent similar incidents from happening in the future, the couple is now hiring workers to install a cover for their pool.