A mother and her two young sons were rescued by a fisherman off the coast of Alaska after they were caught in the nets of a black baby golden retrieever.
A Black Labrador retriever named “Baby Golden” and a golden retrievable dog named “Little Gold” were caught by fisherman John D. “Jack” Puckett while they were on their way to a fishing trip in the North Slope Borough of Barrow, Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
A female Labrador named “Liz” was found inside the dog’s cage.
Pucketts said that she and her young sons, both 3 years old, were in the water when the dogs were spotted by fishermen.
Pucketts told Alaska News that they were fishing near a small fishing village called Stirling.
The dogs are in good condition, Puckets said, and have been checked by veterinarians.
Puckedetts said the dogs are very healthy, but have been taken to a veterinarian in Anchorage for further examination.
The dogs were rescued when Pucketts noticed that the dogs had a hole in their mouths and needed to be euthanized, according the Alaska Dispatch News.
Pugetts said he and his wife, Linda, noticed that they had not seen them for about 10 days, and that the family has been searching for the dogs since.
Pucks told the Alaska News the couple had been fishing for golden retrievers in Barrow for about three months, and they had caught and rescued three of the animals.
He said that when the family found out that they would be bringing the dogs to the North Pole, they knew that they wanted to do something for the rescuers, according with the Alaska Gazette.
The couple told the paper that they knew the dogs would need a lot of time in the ocean before they would have the chance to get to the north pole.
Pucketetts told the Anchorage Daily News that the rescue is a great tribute to the men and women of the barrow fishing community who work tirelessly to keep these animals safe, according.