A Frantic Dog Is Drowning In A Canal When Her Rescuers Realize Who She Is

When police got a call on January 8 about an animal in distress, they responded quickly.

Our police officers don’t only protect humans; they’re sworn to protect our four-legged friends, too!

But they couldn’t have expected what they’d encounter when arriving on the scene this time…

Shasta is a seven-year-old German Shepherd, who’d accidentally slipped through a hole in a fence and fallen into a deep canal.


It wasn’t long before she realized she was in very big trouble.

She kept trying to climb out but the slippery rocks peppering the shore made progress impossible.

Poor Shasta just kept slipping and sliding back into the water; luckily, a pedestrian spotted the desperate pooch and called the cops.

So, Sergeant Tom Watkins and Deputies Nezar Hamze and Josh Stambaugh of the Broward County office quickly raced in to help.

Watkins told Miami 7 News that at first, the situation looked grim:

You could see the sadness in her eyes and how scared she was.

At the same time, Shasta’s family discovered what had happened and had already shifted into panic mode.

With everyone extremely anxious, the officers worked quickly and efficiently to save Shasta. Said Stambaugh:

We were able to coax the dog back in.

It came back in, and I was able to lasso it.

They finally guided the frightened canine back to shore and not long after, Shasta was reunited with his family.

But wait, here’s the best part:

The officers recognized Shasta as being the pet of Broward County Sheriff’s deputy, Doug Davis!

That’s right, these cops rescued their own colleague’s pooch, and they just couldn’t be more pleased about it.

Finished Watkins:

Knowing this was my dog or someone else’s dog, we got there as fast as we could.

We wanted to save the dog’s life.

Well, they did just that, and their colleague is bound to be immensely thankful! 🙂

Source: Honest To Paws

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Written by Ben Dutka

Ben Dutka is an editor, writer and journalist with over twenty years experience. He has worked for three newspapers, eight online publications, and has held just about every conceivable position in the world of content production and management. He is also an amateur novelist and playwright.

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