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    Coast Guard Marine Inspectors Rescue ‘Connie the Container Dog’

    Coast Guard Marine Inspectors Rescue ‘Connie the Container Dog'

    HOUSTON (AP) — It was just another routine day of inspecting shipping containers at the Port of Houston for U.S. Coast Guard officer Ryan McMahon when he and his team thought they heard barking coming from inside one of the thousands of containers that surrounded them.

    “Oh, it's scratching, dude,” one of the inspectors said in video they recorded Wednesday morning as the team looked up at the container, stacked about 25 feet (8 meters) in the .

    A crane was used to bring it to the ground, and out popped a very sweet and friendly dog.

    “As soon as we opened it, we could see the little dog's face poking out. She was right there, like she knew we were going to be there to open it for her. And she just, she wasn't scared or anything. She just seemed happy more than anything, to be out of that dark space and in the arms of people that were going to take care of her,” McMahon, a petty officer 2nd class, told The Associated Press on Friday.

    Coast Guard officials would later determine that the canine — since nicknamed Connie the container dog — had been trapped inside for at least eight days, with no food or water.

    She was a little dirty and “definitely pretty skinny,” McMahon said.

    McMahon and the three other inspectors drove Connie to an animal shelter in the Houston suburb of Pasadena, where she was checked out. A rescue group, Forever Changed Animal Rescue, has taken her in and is working to get her healthy and…

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