Coast Guard crews rescue a dog found swimming in Lake Pontchartrain

Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 at 6:32 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A Coast Guard boat crew from Station New Orleans saved a dog swimming in Lake Pontchartrain Monday.

A concerned boater called the Coast Guard after he spotted the dog swimming but couldn't get to him. The dog was about a mile north of the University of New Orleans campus.

A Coast Guard boat crew was preparing to start training and launched to rescue the dog. They brought the dog back to the station and say he had a red collar, but no contact information for a potential owner. He was taken to the Jefferson Parish East Bank Animal Shelter.

Anyone with information about the dog's owner is asked to call the shelter at (504) 763-6111.

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