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Abandoned island dog gets new home

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EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) -- A dog that was abandoned on an island in the Chippewa River over the summer has found a new family.

Her name is Gilly, short for Gilligan, as in the TV show, Gilligan's Island, for you younger viewers.

She spent at least eight days alone on the island before being rescued and taken to the humane society in Eau Claire.

Tuesday, she went to her new home

"We were just looking for a dog and then we found out her story. We are able to give her lots of love and attention so we figured she needs it, so we'll give it to her. We fell in love with her when we got here I guess," said owners Mitchel Smith and Tiffany Edington.

Gilly is a five year old mix.

She had to gain some weight and go through social training before being put up for adoption.

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