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The dolphins that helped save a lost Doberman
In a remarkable case of cross-species compassion, a group of the marine mammals came to the aid of a dog stranded in a Florida canal
Turbo the Doberman, with his owner, might have drowned in a canal had persistent dolphins not splashed loudly enough to alert neighbors.
Turbo the Doberman, with his owner, might have drowned in a canal had persistent dolphins not splashed loudly enough to alert neighbors.
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he video: A group of dolphins is being credited with saving a lost dog on Marco Island, Fla. An 11-year-old Doberman named Turbo escaped from the yard of owner Cindy Burnett on Sunday night and ended up dog-paddling in a nearby canal. The dog had been missing for 15 hours when neighbors were alerted to its struggle in the water by a pod of dolphins, which were swimming with Turbo and splashing loudly. Burnett understandably called the dolphin-aided rescue "a miracle."
The reaction: "Things very well could have ended much differently for Turbo," says Penny Eims at Examiner.com, "if not for the help of some caring friends." You might think that the neighbors actually saved the dog, especially since "all the dolphins did was splash," says Nick Green at The Village Voice. "But you are wrong. The dolphins saved the dog and it was adorable. End of story." Watch a video report about the dolphin rescue:

 

 

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