Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Manitoulin Island Dog Receives Hall of Fame Award

Honouring Canada's Top Animal Heroes

    - Purina Animal Hall of Fame(TM) 2007 Inductees Announced -
Echo (Shepherd-Collie mix), Manitoulin Island, Ontario During a self discovery canoe trip across Lake Huron in July 2006, Tish Smith and loyal family dog, Echo, were caught up in an intense storm. After their canoe capsized and surviving over 12 hours in the frigid water, Echo never left Tish's side. By air, the search and rescue team eventually spotted Echo swimming around Tish's unconscious body. The warmth of Echo's body heat and her role in helping the rescue team locate them, ultimately saved Tish from dying of hypothermia. What makes this story even more amazing is that by the time Tish and Echo were rescued, they were actually within swimming distance of shore. A dog's natural instinct is to head for shore but Echo never left Tish. Echo is truly Tish's heroine. Echo (Shepherd-Collie mix), Manitoulin Island, Ontario During a self discovery canoe trip across Lake Huron in July 2006, Tish Smith and loyal family dog, Echo, were caught up in an intense storm. After their canoe capsized and surviving over 12 hours in the frigid water, Echo never left Tish's side. By air, the search and rescue team eventually spotted Echo swimming around Tish's unconscious body. The warmth of Echo's body heat and her role in helping the rescue team locate them, ultimately saved Tish from dying of hypothermia. What makes this story even more amazing is that by the time Tish and Echo were rescued, they were actually within swimming distance of shore. A dog's natural instinct is to head for shore but Echo never left Tish. Echo is truly Tish's heroine.

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