Tourists along the beach in Concarneau, France yesterday found something they weren’t expecting, as a 50-lb dog was viciously swimming toward the shore.

When the dog reached shore, rescue teams immediately found the tag around her neck, and called the owner in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to let him know the dog was found.

“I’m not as surprised as where she ended up as I am that she was alive at all,” Allen Elsberg said.  “She was suicidal last year, and jumped out of my fishing boat back in August.  We thought she was just killing herself.”

This is the second time a dog has crossed an ocean by swimming.  Back in 2007, a pooch swam the Arctic Ocean fleeing Tuktoyatuk, NWT for Krestovaya, Russia.

International investigators are looking into why so many dogs seem to be fleeing Canada.  In the meantime, ownership of dogs in Canada is being considered a class 4 misdemeanor.


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