- 14:00 30 July 2016
A quick-thinking member of the Old Nene Golf Club in Ramsey has been praised for saving the life of a deaf and blind dog, after it almost drowned at the course last week.
Joyce Ward, 63, was playing a round with Roger Ferra on July 19, when the pair noticed a man waist-deep in the river, trying to rescue his Labrador.
“We were approaching the bridge over the Old Nene and I noticed there was a boxer dog sat on the river bank and we thought someone had abandoned it,” Mr Ferra told The Hunts Post.
“We then noticed a man up to his waist in the water shouting to his dog on the other side of the river, and it was struggling to get out.
“The dog was swimming round and round, and you could see it was getting weaker and was going under the water then getting back up. You could see it was on its last legs.”
Although the pair tried shouting too, Joyce knew it wasn’t enough, and quickly stripped to her underwear before wading into the water herself.
“I just thought I can’t stand here and watch the dog drown,” she said.
“That was all I was bothered about – that the dog was OK.” [Read the full article….]