Firefighters jump in to save drowning dog from canal just before Hurricane Irma

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In Deerfield Beach, Florida, firefighters jumped into action on Saturday to save a drowning dog struggling to survive in a canal. Late in the afternoon, the Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crew received a call about the dog in the canal located near the 3900 block of N.W. 31st Avenue.

“The dog was about 1,000 yards down the canal,” reported spokesperson Mike Jachles. “They sent a firefighter in; he swam out to where the dog was. When he got to the dog, he was very fatigued and almost ready to go under.”

The firefighter was able to pull the dog to safety after swimming out approximately 1,000 yards into the canal. The poor pup collapsed when brought to safety on the shore, but “he finally came to a little while later,” stated Jachles. According to the Palm Beach Post, the dog has since been reunited with his owner – somehow the pooch escaped from his home and obviously didn’t figure out the safest route home.

Many thanks to the firefighters who jumped into the canal to save this pup.

(Photos of firefighters rescue drowning dog from canal via Twitter)

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  1. Cynthia Como says:

    Oh THANK U,THANK U Broward County Fire Rescue! This brings happy,grateful tears to my eyes and is absolutely heartwarming! Deerfield Beach is very close to our Ft.Lauderdale home which sits right on the ocean in the path of Hurricane Irma,and as worried as I am that it might be completely destroyed my thoughts are FIRST AND FOREMOST with Florida’s many,many homeless dogs and cats! Especially in the South Florida area where the problem of homeless dogs is VAST AND IMMENSE! I’ve been thinking how the states of Texas and Florida that have such a high number of homeless dogs and animal cruelty cases and are now experiencing the devasting hurricanes of Harvey and Irma,just makes me wonder about these acts of nature created by God….I sometimes think this is God trying to wake up humanity to their self centered,egotiscal and cruel ways,the way so many humans treat their fellow man and helpless animals. Yup! Makes me wonder.

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