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Owner of Dog Rescued in the LA River Visits Animal Shelter

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Although the rescue of a dog in the LA River last week was national (and controversial) news, the Spanish-speaking owners had no idea how much of a superstar their dog had become. "It didn't get a lot of play on Spanish-language TV," an Animal Control director told the LA Times. Spikey (or Vernon as he was nicknamed by firefighters) was airlifted by firefighters last Thursday and will remain under quarantine until next Tuesday because he bit his rescuer. Spikey's "brother" was also picked up the same day when found wandering the streets. It appears a gate was left open in the yard.