SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – A dog in distress, rescued from a Southwest Miami-Dade canal is resting and recovering at Miami-Dade Animal Services.READ MORE: Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis
The female retriever was spotted in a 30-foot deep canal at Southwest 144th Street and 157th Avenue on Monday. She struggled to stay above the water for at least 20 minutes before Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews came to the scene and rescued her from the murky water.
The dog, exhausted from trying to keep her head above water, was taken to Miami-Dade Animal Services.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Officials there say the dog is six years old and appears to be a pure breed yellow Labrador retriever. They did find a microchip.
“She has a microchip but it’s invalid. It’s a good reminder to get the chips updated,” said the veterinarian who treated the dog.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Labrador Rescue of Florida is taking the Labrador retriever for now to get her well. She will get x-rays and be evaluated to find out what is the next step for the dog.