Sandwich Fire Department Rescues Dog From Cape Cod Canal Currents

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Fox – The Sandwich Fire Department rescued a dog that jumped into the Cape Cod Canal Sunday.

At 9:27 a.m., the fire department received a call that Moxie, a female terrier mix, jumped into canal after chasing seagulls. Libby and Phil Smith, the dog’s owners, say Moxie wasn’t prepared for the strong current in the canal.

“It may be funny now, but not so funny then,” Libby Smith said.

Within 10 minutes of the dog paddling in the canal, the fire department had launched a marine unit that rescued the dog outside the containment boom at the NRG terminal.

Firefighter Jeremy Cadrin, shown in the attached photo, reunited Moxie with her owner. Firefighters Mike Harrington, Cpt. Robert Black and Matt Thompson helped in the rescue.

“They were awesome,” Libby Smith said. “Luckily we were not too far from them. She was in there at least 20 minutes. So luckily they were pretty close by and they got her before she got tired out.”

As far as Moxie and her eventful morning, she may have learned better than to chase birds into the water.

“Let’s hope so.”

Awesome story. Right when you start thinking that society is doomed, a couple of firefighters rescue a pooch out of The Canal and all is right with the world again.

I would have loved to see the look on Moxie’s face once she was rescued. You know she had that classic guilty dog face like “Oh man I’m sorry, I can’t believe I screwed up so bad that you had to call the fire department.”

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