The Good Samaritan, who had gone out to take photographs of the frozen lake, quickly alerted authorities that Genevieve was in dire need of a rescue. She had apparently run away when her owners let her outside that morning, according to Fox 6.
It took rescuers from Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control and the local fire department almost five hours to save Genevieve, who was stranded about 150 feet from the shore. At one point, things got a little hairy.
"Toward the end, she kind of took a leap of faith, and it was not a good one," rescuer Robin Stoiber told WISN. "So we're glad they were there because they kind of scooped her up from where she got stuck luckily, and then we finally got her after all that."