Boynton Beach Woman Relieved To Have Dog Back Safe and Sound After Canal Rescue

A police officer dove into a canal to rescue Skooter

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    Donna Van Buren is thankful to have dog Skooter back after he was rescued from a canal. (Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013)

    Last Friday, Donna Van Buren of Boynton Beach was frantically driving around in the night looking for her dog, Skooter.

    "He was nowhere," she said. "I'm looking under beds trying to find him. He was gone and I looked outside and it looked like the doors were shut and I don't know how he got out but he did get out."

    Van Buren passed out fliers with Skooter’s face until after midnight.

    "Finally around one o'clock we were exhausted and we came back in," she said.

    Around that time, someone called 911 to report a dog floundering in the water. It was Skooter.
    Boynton Beach Police Officer William Muhleisen dove into the canal and rescued the dog to Van Buren’s relief.

    "I was just amazed because we went over and looked at the canal and it's very deep," Van Buren said. "We just can't imagine how he could have ever gotten out of there without Officer Muhleisen's help."

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