☀️ Dog Found In Shipping Container

AND Breaking The Record Rowing Across The Atlantic

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Here’s what to know for Tuesday:

  • US Coast Guard rescues dog from shipping container

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  • This duo sets a world record


A dog named Connie was found trapped inside a shipping container at the Port of Houston by four US Coast Guard inspectors who heard her barking.

The Coast Guard inspectors were checking the containers at the port on Wednesday morning. They heard a faint sound coming from one of them.

A crane lowered the container to the ground, and the inspectors opened it. They thought they would find a raccoon or a cat inside. Instead, they were greeted by a wagging tail and a happy face.

Connie, a black and white mixed breed dog, jumped into their arms and licked their faces.

They gave her some water and food, then drove her to the Pasadena Animal Shelter, where she was examined by a veterinarian.

She was a little dirty and skinny but otherwise healthy and in good spirits. The shelter staff named her Connie after the container she was found in.

Connie is now in the care of Forever Changed Animal Rescue, a local group that helps homeless animals find loving homes.

The rescue group said that Connie is very sweet and affectionate and gets along well with other dogs and people.

They are looking for a foster or adoptive family for her and hope that her story will inspire more people to adopt shelter animals.

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Lisa Roland and Lauren Champion broke the world record for being the fastest women's team to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Their epic journey began on December 13, 2023, as they set sail from the Canary Islands. They arrived in Antigua on Jan. 27, 2024, as part of the World’s Toughest Row competition.

Mother Nature threw everything at them, from snowy surprises to the occasional flip-over! And as if that wasn't challenging enough, they also had to play hide-and-seek with their belongings.

Rowing in a two-hour rotation, Roland and Champion powered themselves on 4,000 daily calories each, mostly from freeze-dried meals!

But it doesn't end there.

Roland grew up in foster care and used the race to raise money for Ocean Grown, a charity she started with Champion. Ocean Growth provides maritime education scholarships to former foster youth.

It’s one thing to just break a record, but to use that platform to support charity work is something even better.

Talk about making waves in more ways than one, right?

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