A clean-up mission turned into a rescue mission on the Tar River when a group of ECU students spotted a dog stranded on the river bank.
The cleanup was organized by the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation which conducts two river cleanups per year. The organization had about 15 kayaks in the water in Greenville this weekend cleaning up trash. That's when one of them spotted a dog on a tiny beach off the river, with nowhere to go.
One of the students, Matt Cahill, jumped out of his kayak and trenched through the mud and rescued the dog, who had been missing for a night.
Kristen Johnson, an ECU student, is the dogs owner. "I started laughing because she's a weird dog. She thinks she's a person and so she ends up in the funniest places, like sometimes we get a call from our friends saying she knocked on their door."
Johnson says Zavior, who is a lab-chow mix, had worn out the pads on paws after running on the concrete for so long, but should be back to normal soon.