Florida Dog Survives Alligator Attack

Sable, a Labrador Retriever and Dachshund mix, is expected to make a full recovery after suffering an attack by an alligator. Her resilience has shocked the vets who treated her, who rarely see dogs survive such attacks. Sable got away from her owner for just a few moments at a park in Delray Beach, Florida, and her owner found her bleeding in the grass from a serious gator bite wound. She had clearly been dragged into the water, but the 50-pound dog somehow managed to get away from the gator. Owner Jason Burt rushed her to a local animal hospital, where her life was saved in a two-and-a-half-hour emergency surgery. Veterinarians there are reminding owners to keep their pets by their side, and not to let them get close to the edge of the water, where alligators lurk. Sable now has a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of her care. — Read it at People Pets


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