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Daytona Beach officer adopts puppy rescued from frigid Halifax River

Puppy named 'River' after the place she was saved

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Daytona Beach police officer has adopted a puppy that was left for dead and found shivering in the Halifax River.

The tiny pit bull was found under the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona Beach in frigid water. Two Daytona Beach animal control officers were able to rescue the puppy and warm her up.

Take a look at this precious puppy. This little pit bull was near death on Thursday morning under the Seabreeze Bridge...

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Friday, January 19, 2018

The puppy, which they named "River," was taken to a vet and nursed back to health before she could be put up for adoption. 

Remember the beautiful puppy rescued by Daytona Beach's excellent animal control officers under the Seabreeze Bridge...

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Daytona Beach Officer Kera Cantrell went to visit River while she was nursed back to health at the Halifax Humane Society. She loved visiting the puppy so much, that she decided to adopt her. "Officer Cantrell is now River's new mom and these are two happy girls!" the Daytona Beach Police Department Facebook post read. 

UPDATE ON RIVER THE FROZEN PUPPY: This is the kind of update we love at DBPD. Of course you remember River, the pit bull...

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Monday, February 5, 2018