A golden retriever who had been missing for two weeks was rescued Tuesday from a bay in New Jersey.
Authorities say that New Jersey State Police troopers Ryan Koehler and Vincent Ferdinandi, of Point Nice Station, responded to the report of a canine swimming in Barnegat Bay and were able to provide the 3-calendar year-previous named Chunk safely ashore.
“Unnecessary to say he was ecstatic to be reunited with his grateful entrepreneurs,” condition law enforcement wrote on a Facebook write-up, demonstrating a image of the pet soon after he was rescued from the drinking water.
Two joggers recognized Chunk from posters and noted viewing him bounce into the drinking water close to Mantoloking Bridge all around 7 a.m., WABC-Television reported.
Jim Mathis was fishing nearby and mentioned Chunk stored backing absent from his boat when he tried using to get near but swam to shore when he backed absent.
“We positioned our boat, bought (the) line ready, acted as a leash,” Koehler reported. “Line around pet dog and guide him up to the docks.”
Chunk’s proprietors, Jim and Marie Zangara, said that he had some matted fur and was protected in ticks, but was usually wholesome.
“I feel he’s exhausted from his ordeal. He lost 20 lbs,” Jim Zangara informed FOX29 Philadelphia.