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Dog rescued in Riverside County

June 23, 2010 |  8:29 pm
Riverside County animal control officers rescued a dog Wednesday afternoon that had been trapped in a canal. Rescued Dog

A woman had reported hearing the female shih tzu mix crying in or near the canal, the county Department of Animal Services said. 

An officer found the dog in the canal, where the water was about 2 inches deep. It was unclear whether the dog was dumped into the canal, which has steep walls that prevented her from escaping, or fell in, officials said.

The dog, dubbed "Miss Jackson" by one of the officers, was treated for minor abrasions and groomed.

The department said Miss Jackson would make a great pet if her owner does not come claim her. Anyone interested in adopting the dog can call (951) 358-7387.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Rescued dog. Credit: John Welsh / Riverside County Department of Animal Services