- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - Officials have rescued a dog from the Nansemond River in Suffolk.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/233FyBe) that dispatchers received a call from citizens about a dog in the river on Sunday afternoon.

A city news release states the tides kept pulling the dog further out as it attempted to swim to shore.

Authorities helped rescued the black female Labrador retriever. It was unknown how long the dog was actually in the water.

The animal was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. It will then be transported to Suffolk Animal Care.

Suffolk officials said Monday afternoon that the dog’s owner had been located and the dog is back at her home.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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