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To the Rescue: Retriever's Mishap a Real Icebreaker

Kansas animal control officer saves dog from frozen pond

Kansas animal control officer saves dog from frozen pond

Trostle slithers her way across the frozen pond to rescue Porter. While the rescue was a success, Trostle couldn’t avoid taking a dip when the ice gave way. APRIL MIDDLETON/SALINA JOURNAL
Jane Trostle didn’t seek the spotlight, but it found her just the same.

The self-effacing animal control officer from Salina, Kan., walked and crawled onto an icy pond one day last February to save a dog who had tumbled into the water. In the course of the rescue, Trostle fell into the chilly drink herself—twice.

And shortly after that, she was all over the news.

The rescue, captured on video by a local newspaper reporter and quickly picked up by state and national news outlets, gave Trostle those 15 minutes of fame we’re always hearing about. A self-described “farm girl” and mother of eight who has been an ACO for nearly three years, Trostle says she found the glare to be a bit much.

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