Feel Good Story: UPS Driver Saves Dog From Drowning

He said it was "the highlight of his 14-year UPS career."

January 23, 2019
Dog on ice



This Feel Good Story comes from Bozeman, Montana. 

According to the article in USA Today, Ryan Arens has been a UPS delivery driver for 14 years, and this day seemed to be ordinary. He was on his regular route in Bozeman when he heard a dog crying and screaming. Arens spotted the dog about 10-15 feet off shore with ice surrounding it.

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Arens quickly jumped into action. He started shimmying across the ice, when he too crashed through. After swimming towards the dog, he grabbed her collar and dragged her across ice back to the shore. Arens kept the dog warm with a blanket until help arrived.

"This dog had a whole lot of life left in her, and I'm really glad I was able to act when I did. She's a sweetheart," said Arens. 

Second best part of this story? Arens finished delivering 20 more packages after this rescue.

To read the full story of the rescue, click here.