Dogs Begin Fleeing Venezuelaby Brad Warbiany
I guess it’s really starting to get ugly!
An accidental stowaway from Venezuela, discovered in a ship container by dockworkers at Port Everglades, was being treated Tuesday for dehydration — and mange.
The caramel-colored mutt, a 3-month-old female, was found Thursday in the trailer-sized container among a shipment of tiles. The pup apparently survived a six-day passage from Maracaibo. And she was hungry.
“We opened the container and the dog started running out,” said dock supervisor Rene Pedraza. “Just started looking for food and water.”
Bobbi Miller of the West Palm Beach-based Chesed Foundation, an animal rescue group, took the dog, christened Lana, to a private Palm Beach County vet, who administered intravenous feeding Tuesday.
Hugo Chavez was reported to label the dog a greedy capitalist, when it was revealed that Lana’s first words when exiting the container were “Yo quiero Taco Bell”.