Man jumps in river, saves dog near Sellwood Riverfront Park
Story by SARAH HURWITZ - Story Source
|Dog rescue in Portland||8-year-old Havanese Sunny|
On Sunday, Bruce Silverman and his wife took their newly adopted 8-year-old Havanese Sunny to Sellwood Riverfront Park.
"He walked up to somebody who was like walking on the paved path, and I'm not sure what happened but he just got spooked," Silverman said.
Silverman says he and his wife adopted Sunny about six weeks ago.
He says Sunny used to be a show dog and he and his wife weren't sure if he'd ever been off the leash, so they went to the off-leash park to work with him.
He says Sunny was fine for about twenty minutes, staying with the couple and coming over when they called him.
But Silverman says then something startled Sunny.
"The next thing we knew he was in a full sprint," Silverman said. I've literally never seen the dog run."