News of the Weird

Whose Best Friend?


In Westfield, Mass., in August, and near Eureka, Calif., in November, families of dog owners drowned trying to save their pets, who'd fallen into a lake and the ocean, respectively. The Massachusetts couple jumped out of their boat in Hampton Ponds State Park to save their terrier; the California couple and their son were swept out to sea after their dog swam too deep into the surf to fetch a stick. Both dogs survived.

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