JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) – A furry friend was rescued Tuesday after being thrown into a river in his crate.

According to a Facebook post from the Jackson County Animal Shelter, VanBuren is between five and six months old, and is described as a “super sweet and loving boy.”

Despite the successful rescue, the shelter said that he has a bad break in his leg, which is being treated.

“We know he would heal much better in a home and there’s no reason he has to wait to be adopted,” said the shelter in the post.