A dog who was saved from a rushing Los Angeles River in a dramatic helicopter rescue has yet to be claimed by his owners and may soon go up for adoption.
The dog, who was since named Lucky, is in good shape at LA's since last week's storm rescue and is described as "an awesome dog."
"He is doing great, he has bounced back from his ordeal," LA Animal Services Director Jan Selder said. "He is an awesome dog. He is potty trained, walks on a leash and puts his head on your lap when you pet his head, which means he had a home."
Selder described Lucky as a Welsh corgi mix about 6 or 7 years old.
Lucky was plucked from the rain-swollen LA River last week by a firefighter lowered down from a helicopter. The dramatic rescue was captured on aerial video by NewsChopper4. The firefighters brought the dog to dry land and dubbed him Lucky.
Lucky's owners have not come forward to claim him, and if the dog is still not claimed by Thursday, he will go up for adoption.
The woman who called 911 to report Lucky needing help in the river has already requested to adopt him and will have "first rights," Selder said.
If that woman does not come to the shelter by 9 a.m. Thursday, whoever does come will be able to take Lucky home. If several people come to the shelter they will conduct a "silent auction."
But the shelter isn't worried whether Lucky will find a home — Selder said they've received hundreds of calls.