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Saint Bernard rescued from NJ pool; reunited with owners

Posted at 2:20 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 06:35:01-04

SOMERSET, N.J.  — Saint Bernards are typically known as rescue dogs, but one pup in New Jersey needed to be rescued herself.

Franklin Township police received a call around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after a homeowner found an unexpected guest wading in their pool.

Authorities arrived at the Appleman Road home to find the Saint Bernard standing chest-deep in the water.

“St. Bernard’s are known as rescue dogs. This morning, this lady needed rescuing,” police said in a Facebook post.

The dog was eventually removed from the pool and dried off.

She is microchipped, but there was no owner information registered, according to police. As of Thursday evening, Shayla the dog, has since been reunited with her family.