St. Bernard discovered in New Jersey pool, sparking search for owner

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This rescue pooch needed a rescue of her own.

Authorities in New Jersey said a Franklin Township homeowner called police around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to report a “strange dog” in their pool.

When an officer arrived, she discovered the St. Bernard in high water.

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“St. Bernard’s are known as rescue dogs,” the Franklin Township Police Department wrote on Facebook. “This morning, this lady needed rescuing from a pool on Appleman Road.”

The department posted photos to Facebook, showing the dog with a solemn look on its face standing in the murky water.

The young female dog was microchipped, but no owner was registered, according to police.

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Anyone with information on the dog’s owners is asked to contact the Franklin Township Animal Shelter at (732) 873-2500 ext. 6255.