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Surfers, boater save puppy

A water-soaked canine pulled to safety from San Francisco Bay.

By Vetstreet Aug 16, 2013 3:56PM

Puppy saved from San Francisco bay, courtesy of VetStreetOn Monday evening, a group of windsurfers found a black puppy struggling far from shore in the San Francisco Bay. Adam Cohen, who was boating home from San Francisco to Berkeley, saw the group with their sails down and motored over to see if they needed help. That’s when he saw a puppy on one of the boards. “I can’t figure out where she came from,” Cohen said. “She was in the middle of nowhere."


Despite the wind and rough water, the group managed to get the exhausted, shaking dog onboard the boat to bring her to shore. Cohen brought the pup home and spent hours warming her up with his wife’s help. They’re still trying to find the owner of the dog, whom they’ve nicknamed Richard Parker after the tiger on the boat in "Life of Pi." But they say they’re committed to ensuring she has a good home. — Watch it at NBC Bay Area 

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Aug 19, 2013 8:11PM
Lucky he didn't end up as shark bait
Aug 16, 2013 9:33PM
wow !!!!! not only is that puppy lucky, the new owners are also lucky. that's man's best friend. god bless
Aug 16, 2013 8:21PM
I hope the dog finds a good, kind home and forgets all about the bad thing that happened to it....
Aug 16, 2013 8:21PM
You just rescued the best friend you will ever have.
Aug 16, 2013 8:10PM

Thanks to all of you guys for saving this puppy he look like a chocolate lab.

Aug 16, 2013 8:10PM
Aug 16, 2013 8:06PM
Look at that face! Who would do such a horrible thing? God bless those kind people who rescued her :)
Aug 16, 2013 7:57PM
Thank you kind people. Don't give it back to the owners, obviously they did this.
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