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Animal Control Officer risks her life to save puppy from being swept out to sea

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | June 30, 2012 | Comments (3)

Aurora was rescued from ocean by animal control officer

An animal control officer risked her life to save a puppy in distress in the waters off of Ocean Beach, San Diego on Friday.

The frightened nine-month-old Poodle named Aurora, had run away when officer Melissa Prettyman found her at the beach. She tried to corral Aurora, but the small dog made a dash down the beach's jetty and then jumped into the ocean. Aurora was being swept out to sea with the ocean's strong current and undertow.

Aurora was rescued from ocean by animal control officerThat's when Melissa bravely followed after her. She took off her important gear and jumped in to the water, attempting to leash Aurora while in the water. She managed to get a hold of the pup and headed back to shore. In return for saving her from drowning, Aurora gave Melissa a little tail wag as a "thank you".

This incident was only part of an adventure Aurora had been on. In fact, Aurora had been missing for three days, after she escaped out of the back yard of her home. Happily, she was reunited with her family on Friday.

 



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Thank you Officer Prettyman, for risking your safety to rescue Aurora, but that is why you do what you do, so good job.
She looks relieved after she is rescued
officer prettyman, i salute you from canada! you are the finest of the best!
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