13 Jan '12, 3am

Dog Flees Scene of Fatal Accident, Found Swimming in Gulf of Mexico | Care2 Causes

Dog Flees Scene of Fatal Accident, Found Swimming in Gulf of Mexico | Care2 Causes

Rory O’Connor was out kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, January 7th near Siesta Key, Florida when he suddenly noticed a dog paddling toward him. A dog owner himself, he quickly helped the exhausted and injured pup into his kayak. An avid fisherman, O’Connor had his mounted video camera running the entire time – just in case he caught “the big one.” The camera recorded Barney’s rescue and O’Connor posted it on YouTube . After he got the injured dog to shore, he called his sister – whom he was visiting from Washington State – and she took the Hungarian Vizsla to a local veterinarian for treatment of his injuries. While there, he was scanned for a microchip; his name and family information showed up. “He was in a lot of distress. He was shaking and I thought it was because he was cold, but he was traumatized. He was also pretty beat up. His legs were bloody,” said O...

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