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How Google Maps Rescued a Stray Dog
News.com.au ^

Posted on 10/14/2013 9:22:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway

THE dog had been living on the streets of Los Angeles for so long, she featured on a pavement in Google Street View. The golden retriever was a pitiful sight, with matted hair, a pronounced limp and forced to live on rubbish and scraps left by neighbours.

Local Patrick Pettinger, had named her Sonya and had begun to feed her.

But it was only when he pulled up Google Street View to show his girlfriend, Jennifer Velesquez, where he worked, that Sonya's presence on the Google Maps street footpath spurred him into action.

Mr Pettinger had spoken about Sonya to friends and family.

He had told Ms Velesquez he'd seen the stray sheltering under a vehicle from high temperatures over the summer.

On occasion, he would bring her food and water and had thought about adopting her, but had to consider his own dog, which had health problems.

"I would go home and just feel awful there was nothing we could do," he told the Huffington Post.

But he took Sonya's image on Google Street View as a sign.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Local News; Pets/Animals
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2 posted on 10/14/2013 9:23:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Good Dog. Is there a Golden who isn’t?


3 posted on 10/14/2013 9:34:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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5 posted on 10/15/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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