Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Brevard County Sheriffs Deputies Rescue Dog From Canal

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - A blind dog was rescued from a canal by Brevard County Sheriffs deputies early Wednesday morning.  

Around 6 a.m., Sergeant Jason Knepp, Deputy Lee Roth, Deputy Megan Lane and Deputy Tim Liston responded to a call regarding a distressed dog. Upon arrival they learned that a 170 pound, blind Bull Mastiff had fallen into a canal and was unable to get out. 

Deputy Roth immediately jumped into the canal and was able to get to the dog who was about 10 feet off shore. Deputy Roth secured a blanket around the dog, maneuvered him to the shoreline, and hoisted him on land with the assistance of the other Deputies on scene. 

Following the rescue. the dog was in good spirits and is now resting peacefully at home with his owners, according to Sheriff Wayne Ivey. 

"As a Sheriff, I could not be more proud of our members as this is another perfect example of the great work they do to help protect our community," Ivey said in a Facebook post. "Please join me in thanking Deputy Roth, Sgt. Knepp, Deputy Lane, and Deputy Liston for rescuing the dog and for helping return him home safely!!"

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