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Dog Floating in Los Angeles River Gets Rescued ... Twice

Matt Formica
Matt Formica

Feb 06, 2015

A dog that was spotted floating in the LA river last week was just rescued, for the second time.

dog rescued from la river flood

According to ABC7, Rachel Dalby of North Hollywood, CA called 911 immediately after seeing a small chihuahua-corgi mix struggling to stay afloat in the flooded Los Angeles river - proving that it does occasionally rain in LA - last Friday.  

dog named Lucky rescued from la river

A rescue team arrived on the scene and lowered a fireman into the water who swam and grabbed the swimming pup, before they both were airlifted to safety.  The firefighters later appropriately named the dog, Lucky.

But that wasn't the only time Lucky would be rescued within a week.

After Lucky was treated and unclaimed at North Central Animal Shelter, Dalby rescued him again, this time in a different way.

"On the phone with the fire department dispatch officer I said, 'You know, I want to adopt this dog,' and he says, 'Well let's get him rescued first,'" Dalby said. (via ABC7 Los Angeles)

And yesterday, Dalby filled out the necessary paperwork at the shelter and made it official.

She's truly a Lucky dog owner.

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