Considerate Manatee Stands Guard Over Stranded Pup Until Help Arrives

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

October 2, 2014

The Tampa Police Department was recently called in to rescue a beautiful Pit Bull stuck in a Florida river, unable to get out. When they got there, they saw a scared pooch with a manatee floating around him.



The Tampa Police Department said on their Facebook page that it looked like the manatee was keeping the scared pup company until Marine Patrol could arrive and complete the rescue.


Thankfully, the pup was saved and returned safely back to his owners.


While the exact reason the manatee was hanging around the pup may not be known, we’d like to believe it was keeping a protective eye on the Pittie, like his own personal marine angel.

featured image via Tampa Police Department/Facebook

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

October 2, 2014