CNY Dog Heroically Rescued From Storm Drain Has Died
The 15-year-old dog rescued by the Fairmount Fire Department on Monday, sadly, didn't live through the accident.
The dog was alive and conscious when it was extracted at 00:00. @ Fairmount, New York. Since the rescue, the FFD has learned that the dog has passed away due to hypothermia.
A dog's average body temperature is between 101°F and 102.5°F, so anything below 100°F is considered hypothermia in dogs. If sustained, hypothermia in dogs may lead to several complications and can even become fatal. [Pet MD]
We're so sorry to hear this tragic ending for the dog and family. We greatly appreciate everyone involved in rescuing Shadow as if he was their pet. We send our heartfelt condolences to all. :(