Manuel Rescues The Beaver

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(not actual rescue chihuahua)

No, that’s not a title of a Shaw On-Demand program that will cost you $10.99.

John had left the room and I was sitting on the couch, watching the evening news when the story hit: the Vancouver SPCA has a rescue chihuahua. As I was retelling the story to Trevor this evening he thought the entire thing was a figment of my imagination. I then realized… I was the only person who witnessed this and couldn’t wait to come home and get Google to back me up.

Manuel the chihuahua was rescued himself once, and he returned the favour recently by helping bring a disoriented beaver to safety from the waters off Vancouver’s Stanley Park. [Times Columnist]

That’s right, Manuel the rescue chihuahua rescued the disoriented beaver. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Leung figured the beaver needed a companion animal to swim toward, and decided Manuel was the perfect choice. He put a chihuahua-sized life-jacket on the pet, and let him out into the waters a few metres from shore. Within minutes, the beaver began swimming toward Manuel as a crowd on the seawall cheered on the pooch. [Times Columnist]

I heard on the news that the beaver died later that night, but Manuel is still being praised as a hero.

Yes Alanah, I had enough of bunnies and kitties so I just had to pull this one out, but at least there’s no mention of Rick Astley.

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  1. Marty BondWednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 6:03am PDT

    Your my hero!!!!

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