A dog who swam to an island in a North Natomas pond and didn’t want to swim back was rescued by firefighters and animal control.
Buster the dog went for a dip in the pond and then walked onto the island behind the Tuscaro Apartments near Terracina Drive and Truxel Road. Firefighters and an animal control officer from Front Street Animal Shelter boarded a department inflatable boat and paddled out to the island.
In a video posted Saturday by the fire department on social media, the dog is given a dry ride back to its owner at the boat ramp.
“Well, hello, sir,” Buster’s appreciative owner says to the tail-wagging Gilligan. “How was your swim?”