Lee County, FL - (NBC) - Animal control officers in Lee County, FL, are trying to identify the owner of a Great Dane they rescued from a Lehigh Acres canal Tuesday night.
Animal control officers say the dog was reported by two people riding ATVs.
It appears the animal broke his chain and somehow ended up in the canal with the chain wrapped around his legs.
They say one of the young men who found him stayed in the waist-deep water for over an hour to keep the dog from drowning.
Rescuers from animal services, the fire department and the sheriff's office helped rescue the 165-pound dog.
Animal service officers say the dog has a microchip, but the chip was never registered with them and they haven't been able to identify the vet who implanted the chip.