A Golden Retriever rescued last week after becoming stuck in a canal in southwest Miami-Dade has died.
The Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida - South Florida District confirmed the news on Facebook Thursday afternoon.
"It is with tears and very heavy hearts that we share with you that Lily has crossed over the rainbow bridge," they wrote in the post.
It is with tears and very heavy hearts that we share with you that Lily has crossed over the rainbow bridge. Our deepest... Posted by Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida - South Florida District on Thursday, March 17, 2016
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said bystanders witnessed Lily swimming for at least 20 minutes in the canal near Southwest 144th Street and 157th Avenue last Monday.
When crews arrived, Lily was in distress and exhausted. The dog was taken to Miami-Dade Animal Services, where they discovered she had a microchip. The company had been contacted to try and identify the owner.
It is not immediately known whether Lily's owners were located.
The rescue organization thanked the staff of Diaz Heart Animal Hospital and everyone who assisted in her rescue.