Dolphins Save Doberman From Drowning in Florida Canal


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Last week concerned dolphins successfully saved the life of a struggling Doberman Pinscher by alerting a vacationing couple that the poor pooch was stuck on the sandbar. The dolphins were enjoying a swim through the Florida canal on their way to the Gulf of Mexico when they noticed the 80 pound Doberman that had disappeared hours before. See how they saved the pup and why this incredibly intelligent species is under new threats. A couple from Pennsylvania vacationing on Florida's Marco Island was notified of a struggling Doberman Pinscher on their way to go fishing. "we saw these two dolphins, and they were splashing and making this big commotion" in a canal behind their vacation home, she said, according to a story on MyFoxOrlando.

As Audrey D'Alessandro went to explore the reason for all the commotion she noticed the Doberman, too weak and tired to bark, half submerged at low tide. The dog was exhausted, scared, and unable to get back onto land because the canal wall was too high.

Today both Turbo and his owners are thankful to both the D'Alessandros and the clever dolphins who saved him from near certain drowning. It's instances like these that show us with even more clarity the aptitude of a creature that's threatened throughout the world. And most recently in the Gulf of Mexico as well. Matthew wrote that the dead baby dolphin rates have increased dramatically along the Gulf Coast. So far according to Mathew, 60 baby dolphins have been found in the first birthing season since the Gulf Oil Spill occurred. "Normally just one or two dead babies are found in the region in January and February." It's a scary phenomenon especially for such a wondrous and humanlike creature.

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