Dog Rescued While Floating on a Log in the Flooded Ohio River Doing Well, SPCA Says

The dog, nicknamed "Frosty" due to the frigid conditions she survived waiting to be rescued, is now up for adoption.

click to enlarge Frosty warming up following her rescue Feb. 14. - SPCA Cincinnati
SPCA Cincinnati
Frosty warming up following her rescue Feb. 14.

A dog that likely spent hours clinging to logs in the freezing, flooded Ohio River is doing well and up for adoption, the SPCA of Cincinnati says. 

Cincinnati Police and firefighters rescued the 1-year-old Great Pyrenees, whom SPCA employees have nicknamed "Frosty," about 9:15 a.m. Feb. 14. According to authorities, a woman in Cincinnati's California neighborhood heard Frosty barking during the night and, when she went out to investigate, realized that the dog was clinging to a log in a flood zone of the Ohio River near the 5900 block of Berte Street.

Emergency personnel were able to pull Frosty into a boat, where an employee from the SPCA was waiting to take her.

Frosty definitely earned her nickname — at the time of her rescue, the temperature was 16 degrees.

"Frosty is safe and resting well tonight," the SPCA said in a Facebook post following the rescue. "She is the sweetest thing, allowing our staff to care for all of her immediate needs." 

No one has come forward to claim Frosty. But, the SPCA says, a firefighter is interested in adopting her if she doesn't find another good home.