Pet Helpers rescue stranded dog from island

Source: Charleston Pet Helpers
Source: Charleston Pet Helpers
Source: Charleston Pet Helpers
Source: Charleston Pet Helpers

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Workers at Pet Helpers of James Island have rescued an emaciated dog after a two day search.

Pet Helpers and Charleston County Animal Control received calls reporting that a  pit bull in desperate condition was wandering around a small island near Sol Legare Road.
With the help of a local kayak business, workers from Pet Helpers visited the island in hopes of rescuing the dog Thursday afternoon. The workers searched for an hour, but were not able to find the dog.

Workers returned to the island Friday evening and were able to find the dog. The Pet Helpers employees set up a humane trap in an attempt to rescue the dog, but he was to frightened to come near them.

After spending the night on the island, Pet Helpers staff member Jason Moore was able to capture the dog.  He described the pit bull as being "very skinny, friendly and hungry."

Workers say his coat, ears and eyes look healthy. They also estimate that he was without proper food and water for weeks.

Mayor Tim Goodwin, Carol Linville and Kristin Kifer also aided in the rescue effort.

The dog is now resting safely at Pet Helpers.

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