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Puppy saved from drowning in canal, police looking for suspect

PHOENIX — A Rottweiler puppy has been rescued from a Phoenix-area canal by a local sheriff, sparing his young life.

The puppy was found in a canal located at Rolling Ridge and Sierra Vista in San Tan Valley, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

A local citizen flagged down Deputy Daniel Campbell, who was able to rescue the dog from drowning in a crate.

“Thankfully our deputy was in the right place at the right time when he was flagged down by a citizen reporting the dog locked inside of the crate in the canal,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement released Monday. “The dog was pulled from the canal just in the nick of time by Deputy Campbell.”

Interim Animal Care and Control Director Audra Michael said the dog is in good condition.

“He is very friendly and will be up for adoption on Thursday,” Michael said in the statement. “We are all thankful Deputy Campbell was able to pull this dog to safety.”

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who has any information about the owner of the dog to call 520-866-5111 or Animal Control at 520-509-3555.