LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Domestic Animal Services in need of help in identifying a Great Dane that was rescued from a canal in Lehigh Acres Tuesday night in the area of 12th St.
It was found by two young people riding ATVs in a remote area.
The dog apparently broke his chain and at some point ended up in the canal with the chain wrapped around his legs preventing him from getting out of the canal.
The young man on-scene stayed in the water up to his waist for over an hour to keep the dog from drowning while his friend went for help.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services, Lee County Sheriff's Department and the Fire Department responded to help rescue the 165 pound dog.
With the combined help rescuers were able to cut the chain and pull the dog from the water.
The dog has a microchip ID but it was never registered with Animal Services. The microchip company was able to identify the veterinarian who implanted the microchip but they were also unable to identify the owner.
Anyone who recognizes this dog or has any information, please call Lee County Domestic Animal Services at (239) 533-7387.