Doggie Lifeguards Saving Swimmers in Italy

Doggie Lifeguards Saving Swimmers in Italy

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doggie lifeguards in action, from NBC videoHundreds of specially trained pooches are deployed each summer bringing aid to swimmers who get into trouble off Italy’s popular beaches.

These “lifedogs” wear a harness or tow a buoy that victims can grab, or a raft they can sit on to be towed back to shore, and unlike their human counterparts, they can easily jump from helicopters and speeding boats to reach swimmers in trouble.

WATCH the video below, or read the AP story at MSNBC

 

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