Dog saved from Alafia reunites with owner

11:01 PM, Jul 7, 2012   |    comments
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GIBSONTON, Fla. -- A dog rescued from the Alafia River on Independence Day has been reunited with her owner.

"She was in good hands, but he didn't know that," Brian Peterson said.

The "Dog Found" sign was up for all of about an hour today when Elsie's owner, Dennis Carter, spotted it.

Brian Peterson saw her struggling in the river and helped pull her out, but has spent days trying to find her family.

Fortunately his efforts paid off and tonight Elsie is getting the royal treatment in her real home.

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