Dog rescued by firefighters adjusts to foster home

Stray dog found treading water in abandoned pool on Christmas Eve

ORLANDO, Fla. – A stray dog that was rescued by Orange County firefighters on Christmas Eve is now recovering in a foster home. 

The dog, originally called Earl, has been renamed Hooch by the rescue group FurEver Friendz. 

The group posted a video of Hooch over the weekend, showing him playing at his foster home. 

Hooch is expected to visit a veterinarian on Monday to receive treatment for an eye infection and hair loss. 

He was found Christmas Eve in an abandoned swimming pool crying for help. A neighbor who called 911 said the dog had been treading water and barking for hours. 

Hooch is believed to be about 8 years old and weighs about 50 pounds. 




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