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Owner claims dog found swimming in Honolulu Harbor

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:13 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2013

The owner has claimed the dog that was rescued while swimming in the middle of Honolulu Harbor. 

The owner claimed the dog Sunday morning from Coast Guard officials.

“We were just happy to find his owner,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer Tara Molle.

Molle said the owner, who worked in the harbor area, said the dog had problems with its eyesight, probably contributing to it falling into the water.

A tugboat crew initially spotted the animal Saturday morning and notified the harbormaster, who called the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard picked up the dog with its 25-foot response boat about 11:30 a.m., and took it back to the station on Sand Island.

The Coast Guard issued an announcement soon after finding the dog in hopes of finding the owner.

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mikethenovice wrote:
God is watching. The owner should fest up.
on August 24,2013 | 09:30PM
allie wrote:
he or she will come forward
on August 25,2013 | 09:45AM
mikethenovice wrote:
What's the dog's name? Cooper is good. He saved the dog.
on August 24,2013 | 09:31PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Put the dog up for adoption. A good family awaits the wagging tail.
on August 25,2013 | 06:53AM
2NDC wrote:
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on August 25,2013 | 11:28PM
scooters wrote:
Super comment..mental midget..not even funny
on August 26,2013 | 07:45AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Another successful day.
on August 26,2013 | 04:47AM
loquaciousone wrote:
That dog needs a service dog.
on August 26,2013 | 07:14AM
Ratrase wrote:
How about a service human?
on August 26,2013 | 09:22AM
loquaciousone wrote:
You're barking up the wrong three.
on August 26,2013 | 09:33AM
caswellbftm wrote:
Great - I love stories that have a happy ending... being watched over.
on August 26,2013 | 07:27AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
"Molle said the owner worked, who worked in the harbor area, said the dog had problems with its eyesight, probably contributing to it falling into the water." Huh??
on August 26,2013 | 08:17AM
Mahalo wrote:
Public.. I thought I was the only one who couldn't understand that sentence. Great thing SA all has those fancy journalism degrees in English writing
on August 26,2013 | 09:28AM
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