Animals: Dog on Ice

In Philadelphia one day last week an animal-lover spied a small, black mongrel dog adrift on an ice cake in the Delaware River. He did not know how the dog had come there, but he knew how to get it off. That was what Philadelphia's Harbor Patrol was for. Four miles downstream the police boat Blankenburg, with 17 patrolmen aboard, put out to the rescue. An hour's churning through the ice-choked river brought it abreast of the derelict. Glowing with humane sentiments, Patrolman Edward Corliss crawled out on the ice. The dog snapped and snarled. Rescuer Corliss toppled into the...

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