Our TAX dollars at work!
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.