Sunday, April 20, 2008

Norwegian cruise ship rescues shipwrecked dog

The 8-month-old dog spent three months adrift in the Pacific with his owners and a parrot until their 48-foot sailboat ran aground in December on tiny Fanning Island, 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Snickers and Gulliver had to be left behind as their owners hitched a ride on a cargo vessel. Then in March, the SOS was sent out in a boating journal that the orphaned animals were to be destroyed on Fanning, one of 33 scattered coral atolls that make up the remote island nation of Kiribati.
As word spread, a group of people worked to rescue the Cocker Spaniel and the Macaw
On April 9, Norwegian Cruise Line workers rescued Snickers from Fanning and dropped him off on Oahu island, Hawaii, where he will remain in quarantine until he is flown to Los Angeles.

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