By Todd Leskanic, Tampa Bay Online
Investigators with Pasco County Animal Services are hoping someone has information about an injured puppy found floating in a canal Thursday morning.
The dog had been in the water for quite a while, was hypothermic and had ingested salt water, said John Malley, interim director of Animal Services. Malley said salt water in the dog's system poses a serious risk to the animal.
"He's rallying today," Malley said this afternoon. "He ate some food and he's standing up, wagging his tail, but he's still not out of the woods."
The pup will be moved to the Suncoast Veterinary Care Clinic on Saturday for continuous care through the weekend.
Malley said investigators have no leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Services at (813) 929-1212.