15-YEAR-OLD DEAF DOG RESCUED FROM LAKE - “We were out boating in the Montlake Cut and I saw a little white face struggling to swim through the waves..”
An American Eskimo dog named Keesha accidentally fell overboard from her owner’s boat on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. Her owner searched for her to no avail. Fortunately, another boater happened to come across Keesha swimming in the lake and rescued her. She was taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter and eventually reunited with her owners. Read more from king5.com:
“When we got her, her eyes were all bloodshot and it looked like she was about to let go,” she said. “We dried her off, she was a little cuddlebug.”
Julia and friends called the Seattle Animal Shelter to see if the dog was chipped, but nothing was found. Keesha was taken to the shelter to be cared for with the hope that her owner would be found.
When I spoke with Julia, she said she had not seen the posting on Craigslist about the lost dog. I read it to her:
Lost American Eskimo 15 year old female. 20lb and Deaf. Her name is Keesha. She responds well to sign language, a smile or a treat. She went overboard on Lake Union or in Portage Bay between the Sea Ray dealership and Montlake cut. We continue to scour the lake and neighborhoods. DEVASTATED!!
Incredibly, Keesha and her owner were reunited on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite her age and hearing problems, Keesha turned out to be a survivor. Click here for the full story. (Photo via Deanna Fulton)