FRANKLIN (Somerset) — A St. Bernard was found stranded in a backyard swimming pool and now the search is on for the dog's owner.

The dog is microchipped but no owner information is registered, according to police.

Township police posted two photos of the dog Wednesday, noting though the breed is known for its rescue abilities.

"This morning, this lady needed rescuing from a pool on Appleman Road," police said.

The homeowner called police around 6:30 a.m., saying there was a strange dog in their pool. An animal control officer responded and the St. Bernard was taken to the Animal Shelter in the Somerset section of the township.

By Thursday evening, the dog "Shayla" was reunited with her owner, according to Franklin Township Lt. Philip Rizzo.

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