For at least 20 minutes Monday a golden retriever struggled to stay above the surface of a Southwest Miami-Dade canal.
After people spotted the dog in distress in a canal at Southwest 144th Street and 157th Avenue, they called Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for help.
Crews rushed to the scene and plucked her from the canal.
“The dog was in distress and exhausted,” Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez said in an email. “Rescue crews were able to jump in and retrieve her out of the water just in time.”
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The female dog was taken to Miami-Dade Animal Shelter to see if she has a chip.