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Dog found treading water 2 miles from shore

Caretakers are searching for the owner of a small dog found treading water in Tampa Bay. (WFTV)
Caretakers are searching for the owner of a small dog found treading water in Tampa Bay. (WFTV)
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Updated: 1/04 10:38 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Caretakers are searching for the owner of a small dog found treading water in Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Times reports a fisherman saw the dog's small nose rising above the waves Thursday morning.

The dog was 2 miles from the St. Petersburg shoreline and the water temperature was 68.

The fisherman took the dog to Demens Landing marina. A resident wrapped the dog in a towel and said she shook all night.

The pooch was wearing a red collar and pink rhinestone name tag. She has a microchip, but the number associated with her name doesn't work.

Caretaker Suzy Johnson says the dog may have fallen overboard at night without anyone realizing it.

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Qalred - 1/4/2014 11:02 PM
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I would love to have her if her owner doesn't turn up. She looks precious! Qalred@yahoo.com
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