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Baltimore Police Marine unit rescues dog that fell into water

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 11:26:29-05

The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is caring for a dog that fell into the water on Sunday.

The Baltimore Police Marine Unit received a call around noon on Sunday for a dog that was swimming in the water near Pier Six. Marine Unit officers were able to rescue the dog. Southeast district patrol officers then dried the dog off and transported him to BARCS.

The dog is believed to be a three or four-year-old male, possibly husky. The dog will undergo a more extensive medical check by the BARCS medical team.

BARCS has named the dog "Fred." They're hoping to reunite him with his owner. If someone believes Fred is their missing dog, they would need to go to BARCS to identify him and bring photos or veterinary records to prove ownership. They are open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. They're located at 301 Stockholm Street and can be reached by phone at (410) 396-4695.

Fred's stray hold will last three days beginning February 19. On February 22, he will legally belong to BARCS and be eligible for adoption.