This golden retriever mix is one amazing swimmer and survivor.
Last Friday, police received a 911 call saying that a dog had fallen in the water. Officials say that the dog’s owners were fishing when the dog jumped off the pier and was pulled under water. When the officers were going to the scene, the police received another 911 call to cancel the emergency. The caller said that the dog could not be found and probably drowned.
On Sunday, around 3 am, police received yet another call. Someone had spotted a dog stuck in a culvert along the James River shore. The person was trying to rescue the dog but couldn’t reach him.
Finally, when the tide came in, the dog was washed out of the culvert and the police were able to rescue him.
From Daily Press:
The golden retriever mix suffered a dislocated hip, but on Monday, the hip popped back into place. He is doing well and eating and is just waiting for his owner to claim him at the local SPCA.
“It’s pretty amazing that the dog is still alive and survived for three days,” Wise [the police officer] said. “He had to tread water or find a place to stand. I guess survival instinct was kicking in.”
The dog did not have a microchip or any other identification but is wearing a blue nylon collar. “He looks great,” Wise said. “He is fine, considering what he went through.”