A tired and chilled pit bull mix was pulled from the Rouge River on Wednesday afternoon by Southfield firefighters.
Rescuers said the dog, affectingly named Nemo, could be heard barking as she clung to a log several feet from the embankment.
Firefighters took a boat out onto the water and pulled Nemo ashore.
She was taken to Michigan Veterinarian Specialists in Southfield, where doctors said she was rescued just in time.
“Nemo is hooked up to an IV pump. So, we’re getting some fluids there, and we also have a heating and warming blanket. The fluids are actually warmed as well to make sure that we try to get the temperature up,” said veterinarian Dr. Loretta Lee.
Lee said the dog suffered from hypothermia, broken nails and cuts to her legs.
Police said Nemo was wearing a collar but didn’t have a tag or microchip.
In: Other News
Tags: dog, rescue, firefighters, rouge, river, southfield, michigan, 27th, april, 2011
Location: Southfield, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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