Three Rescue Units Save Dog Tossed in Wetlands

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On Sept. 29, 2015, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office in Florida received a call about a dog tossed from the elevated Interstate 310 into the swamplands below it. It took local firefighters, animal control officers and deputies 45 minutes to rescue the dog, but after working as one team, officials saved the discarded Pit bull.

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According to Nola.com a call from a motorist who witnessed the cruel act came in around 7 p.m. The three rescue teams were dispatched to the location in the LaBranche Wetlands.

Authorities used ladders, rope and a stretcher to reach the dog dumped in the swamp 20 feet below the interstate bridge. The pet seemed very scared but welcomed the rescue.

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A few days after the rescue, officials made a statement to update the public on the dog’s condition. The dog suffers from a skin infection and is believed to be between five and seven years of age. Other than the skin issue, the dog is in good health.

The person(s) who abandoned the dog has yet to be identified. The pet is currently under the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter’s care and the Pit bull will be available for adoption on Oct. 6, only if his owner is not found.

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Authorities hope someone with information about the dog, the pet owner, or the person who abandoned the dog comes forward and contacts the Sheriff’s Office at 985-783-6807.

Lets make sure the animal abuser is caught and justice is served.

111 thoughts on “Three Rescue Units Save Dog Tossed in Wetlands”

  1. When will this cruelty ever end? This hurts my heart to see such evil. I love my pets so much. What is wrong with this world and people. God bless this baby and all that helped to save him.

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  2. okay,,,does anyone see anything wrong with this sentence?
    The person(s) who abandoned the dog has yet to be identified. The pet is currently under the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter’s care and the Pit bull will be available for adoption on Oct. 6, only if his owner is not found.
    so, let me understand this, if the guy who threw the dog off the highway and into the swamp is not found, then the dog is available for adoption. But the first sentence of the paragraph says that the person who abandoned the dog is yet to be identified and later in the story if you know who did this basically, contact the sheriff’s office, as if it is implied they are going to arrest this person. So why would we want to give the former owner the chance in getting this dog back? Adopt out the damn dog now and get it as far away from the person who did this as possible!!!!!!!!

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