• Dog rescued after found treading water in St. Johns River


    ASTOR, Fla. - Lake County Animal Services is seeking help in locating the owner of a dog who was found afloat and saved by good Samaritans on the St. Johns River over the weekend.

    A couple boating on the river spotted the dog’s nose protruding from the water and scooped him up near channel marker 28, close to the Blackwater Inn Restaurant. The dog was then picked up by Officer Gwen Carbino, who brought him back to the Lake County animal shelter.

    “This little guy is in great shape and I am sure there is a frantic owner out there somewhere in North Lake County or Volusia County who must be looking for him,” said Brian Sheahan, director of Lake County’s Community Safety & Compliance Department.

    The dog is a purebred dachshund, intact male. Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter at 352-343-9688.

    To find out more about Lake County Animal Services, or to donate funds to help with operations at the shelter, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/adopt, visit the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, or call 352-343-9688.

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