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Dog rescued from Newman Lake has new home for the holidays

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NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. -

A black lab rescued from Newman Lake last week has a new home for the holidays Monday.

On December 12, neighbors heard the animal in distress and rushed to help the dog when they spotted it. Neighbors called SCRAPS and then rushed to figure out how to rescue the pup. One neighbor grabbed a plank of wood and pushed it as close to the dog as possible. Neighbors said the dog was already feeling the effects of the ice cold water.

The dog eventually recovered from the lake rescue, but did not have a collar, or a microchip so SCRAPS was unable to find its owner. The dog was held at SCRAPS for several days to give his owners a chance to redeem him

A week later, the dog has a new name and a new family. Now known as Porter, his new family describes him as very sweet, gentle and playful dog who is eager to learn and bond with his new family despite what he has been through. “We are very happy to have him in our family and grateful that he was rescued and brought to safety by people who did not hesitate to care for him,” said his new pet parents.  “When we heard his story and met him at the shelter, we knew we wanted to bring him home with us.”

Porter has adapted quickly to his new surroundings and loves to play fetch in the snow.

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