RIPON (CBS13) – Ripon officers were able to save two dogs from drowning Friday morning.

Just before 8 a.m., a Ripon Public Works employee called police about two dogs that had gotten trapped in a canal north of Vermeulen Park.

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Responding officers quickly located a German Shepherd and a St. Bernard treading water and pressed up against a metal grate in the canal. The officers say it was very apparent the dogs were drowning in the rapid moving waters.

(Credit: Ripon Police Department)

(Credit: Ripon Police Department)

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Additional officers responded with rescue poles, and the dogs were able to be pulled from the water.

Both dogs were safely reunited with their owner at the scene.

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