Dog abandoned in South Dakota wildlife refuge finds new home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) A dog abandoned in a South Dakota wildlife refuge three weeks ago has found a new home.

The underweight yellow Labrador was rescued from the Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge by two hunters on Jan. 4. The dog, to the hunters' surprise, fetched a pheasant that they had shot down on their hunt.

The Capital Journal reports that the Labrador, later named River, was taken to the Aberdeen Area Humane Society, where she recovered after enduring days in the cold without shelter or food. It's also where River found her new caretakers, Anita and Daryl Jung of Warner.

The Jungs adopted River and welcomed her into their home on Tuesday. Daryl Jung is a hunter and figures he can take River out with him once she fully recovers.

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Information from: Pierre Capital Journal, http://www.capjournal.com

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