Just a week late for the last Friday of September, but here’s some good news for those who follow the We Are the World Blogfest.
From Goodnet.org comes this story of canine lifeguards. Yes, they rescue people in the water–off the coast of Italy.
The canine lifeguards assisted in rescuing a group of 14 people – from three families – who were struggling with high waves and winds in Sperlonga, which is located halfway in-between Rome and Naples, according to CNN.
The group, which included eight children, were trying to get back to shore after their inflatables and dinghies began to capsize, Roberto Gasbarri from the Italian rescue dog school (SICS) told CNN. SICS routinely patrols 30 Italian beaches with over 300 units that contain one dog and one trainer.
Not surprisingly, Newfoundlands make the best water rescue dogs but any breed over 30 kg is acceptable for training.
For more on the story, go here.