Coast Guard rescues dog in Lake Pontchartrain

A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station New Orleans rescued a dog in Lake Pontchartrain Monday afternoon. A Coast Guard boatcrew that was preparing to get underway for training launched, rescued the dog and brought him back to the station. From there, he was turned over to the Jefferson Parish East Bank Animal Shelter.

A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station New Orleans rescued a dog in Lake Pontchartrain Monday afternoon. 

NEW ORLEANS – A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans rescued a dog in Lake Pontchartrain Monday afternoon.

A concerned boater contacted Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and notified the watchstander that he spotted a dog swimming in the lake about 1 mile north of the University of New Orleans but was unable to recover it.

A Coast Guard boatcrew that was preparing to get underway for training launched, rescued the dog and brought him back to the station. From there, he was turned over to the Jefferson Parish East Bank Animal Shelter.

The dog was wearing a red collar but there was no contact information for a potential owner.

Anyone with any information about the dog is urged to contact the East Bank Animal Shelter at 504-763-6111.

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