Hero of the Day: Cop Jumps in River to Save Drowning Dog in Colombia

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A heroic rescue was captured on video this week as a Colombian police officer leapt into a raging river to save a small dog from drowning after a deadly mudslide ravaged the region.

The cops were searching for survivors when they noticed the animal floating down the Liboriana River, and so they started chasing after it down the bank.

The video shows one of the cops jumping in and struggling against the current before scooping it up and bringing it to safety.

He then performs CPR on the dog (including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) to help bring it back to life.

“Principe” has since recovered from the incident and is now “in good hands,” according to the police.

Ad of the Day: Mop Dog Finds a Friend in New Dr. Pepper Commercial

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Never before has a soda commercial made you feel so many things all at once.

In this new ad for Dr. Pepper, a lonely stray mop dog is wandering the streets looking for a friend.

He finds one in a compassionate delivery truck driver, but will he keep him?

You’ll have to watch to find out.

To Help a Turtle With Healing Legs, One Vet Custom-Made a LEGO Kit!

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From Laughing Squid:

Dr. Carsten Plischke, a veterinarian in Enger, Germany used leftover bricks of his son's LEGO set to fashion a temporary "wheelchair" for a pet tortoise named Blade whose legs were weakened due to a growth disorder. The "wheelchair" was then placed onto Blade's belly to allow him to scoot around while giving the support he needs as his legs grow stronger.