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Friday, January 22, 2010

I like watching the news. I try to watch it at LEAST once a day. I like the afternoon news sometimes because it is good for local happenings but not much more usually.

Today when I turned to KCal9 I saw a dog in the LA river basin and the caption read... STORM WATCH BREAKING NEWS and heard the announcer state that a dog rescue had prompted a FULL response from the LA Fire Department. When I heard that I was glad that the dog would be rescued until I heard what they were doing to "try" and save the dog. Another announcer stated that this was going on for the past hour and that the dog was on a ledge until the commotion of the Fire Fighters scarred him off the ledge. What I found mildy comical was that they dangled a life vest and a float ring to the dog. SERIOUSLY? WTF is a dog going to do with those things. He's not going to think... Cool, I can use these to get out of this water! Even the announcer said the dog is probably not sure what to do with those.

They got a helicopter that lowered a Fire Fighter who lunged at the dog. Probably scared the crap out of the dog and got him up on the helicopter.

Yea the dog was saved but I am curious how much it cost to save a possible stray dog that probably could have gotten out of the river bed by himself.

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  • VEMAN1
    Common sense is missing here. I am an animal lover; but, to call a helicopter in? This exercise seems too much!
    3718 days ago
    You make a very good point!
    3719 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    It's heartwarming to hear that the poor dog was saved. Hopefully, someone will claim him or her.
    3719 days ago
    It would be unfortunate for him to be rescued, only to then be put in an animal shelter, not get taken in by someone, and then put down. Dont' get me wrong, I like animal rescues as much as the next person. I can't help but think how if a deer is seen walking in the woods, a person will shoot it. If that deer were struggling in an icy river, that same person will risk their life to save it.
    3719 days ago
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