Dog Rescued Safely From Lake Winnebago

The 4th of July turned out to be a lucky day for one 4-legged pet.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department was notified Monday July 4, 2022 at approximately 7:16 am, of an older yellow lab mix dog wandering around the area of Harbor View Dr. and Mohawk Ave. in the City of Fond du Lac.

City of Fond du Lac Police Department responded and located the dog but it would not go near anyone. The dog eventually went into Lake Winnebago and began to swim away from shore.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office was requested to respond to the lake with a boat to assist in getting the dog out of the water.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with a City of Fond du Lac Police Officer responded on the Sheriff’s Office boat and located the dog approximately ¾ mile north of Lakeside Park Marina.

The deputies and officer rescued the dog from the water and transported it back to shore where it was then taken to the Fond du Lac Humane Society.