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March 22, 2007

Dogs Begin Fleeing Venezuela

by Brad Warbiany

I guess it’s really starting to get ugly!

Stowaway puppy hunts home after surviving harrowing trip from Venezuela

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”.

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  • http://www.belowthebeltway.com Doug Mataconis

    Although I am slightly annoyed that my in-house canine intelligence officer did not inform me of this development…..

    I’ve gotta say, if the dogs are fleeing, then Venezuela’s really screwed.

  • Ross Wild

    We, venezuelans and 75% of the world, are very glad about Dog’s fleeing, because we expect that very soon the american rats begin to fleeing our country too!!

  • Palomudo

    Florida get ready, this is not the first Venezuelan female dog to flee to Miami, Patricia Poleo was the first one and now is when that breed of dogs is going to immigrate in mass.

    They can mate with the antiCastro Cubans dogs and make a new breed soon to be known as
    es-cu-ca escualidos cubanos callejeros

  • JC

    Well, I don’t know about any American rat. All the rats seen in Caracas lately spoke with a cuban accent.

  • Ross Wild

    Well if you don’t see any american rat I can help you to gain admittance into “Misión MIlagro” -here in Venezuela, and that Mission is for FREE, no capitalism involved- because I asume you are completely blind.

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