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Indio stray dog with temperature of 108 degrees rescued by Animal Control

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A very lucky five-year-old boxer and bulldog mix was found roaming along Oasis Street in Indio, Calif. on Tuesday until a Good Samaritan called authorities about the extremely dehydrated and overheated dog who could barely stand reported the desertsun.com.

The Indio Police called for the assistance of Riverside County Animal Services who transported the weak dog to Coachella Valley Animal Campus where the dog's temperature was recorded at 108 degrees. A normal temperature for a dog is about 100 degrees.

The dog was placed in a kiddie pool with cold packs and administered an IV to hydrate him during the 45 minute gradual process of cooling him down.

According to kesq.com, the male dog is not micro chipped, nor was he wearing a collar. The dog remains at the Coachella Valley Animal Hospital which is located at 72120 Petland Place in Thousand Palms.

The Coachella Valley Animal Campus Facebook page posted an update on Thursday with happy news about this fellow:

If an owner does not come forward to redeem their stray pet, the 5-year-old Boxer-Bulldog mix will be available for adoption on Saturday. As some of you might notice, we cleaned him up a bit too. (He was a bit dirty, but now his coat seems a bit more bright.)

If anyone recognizes this handsome pooch or knows his owner, please contact (760)-343-3477.

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