Stranded dog has tear-jerking reaction when he sees rescuers approach
Following the horrific surge of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, a dog became viral after PETA rescued it from being stranded on the porch of a house in Lumberton.
The non-profit organization had been helping out the communities that had been affected by the calamity.
In Lumberton, the volunteers from PETA found a stranded dog and saved it from a helpless situation.
On the organization’s official Twitter account, a video of how the rescue went down was uploaded.
PETA’s rescue team in #NorthCarolina spotted this dog swimming around his yard. They earned his trust and led him safely onto their boat, then to the veterinarian. He’s doing well! ❤️ #HurricaneFlorence pic.twitter.com/fyZ04Bs1sY— PETA (@peta) September 19, 2018
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The dog was pacing back and forth on the porch of the house when the volunteers spotted it, as shown in the footage.
RESCUED! Our rescue team found #HurricaneFlorence survivors in a flooded neighborhood who said there were cats in need of rescue. The team discovered a scared mama cat & kitten huddled behind trash cans on a back porch, surrounded by flood water.— PETA (@peta) September 19, 2018
They took the family to safety! pic.twitter.com/ZZwaYBremI
On the caption of the tweet, PETA wrote, “PETA's rescue team spotted this terrified and abandoned dog in Lumberton, North Carolina on the porch of a flooded home with no way to escape the rising #HurricaneFlorence flood waters and were able to bring him to safety.”
According to PETA, the dog was then taken to their boat where they transported it to safety at the local police station.
Reports revealed that the dog was brought to a local shelter afterward.
PETA also rescued another dog named Max.
PETA's rescue team made their way through wood and briars, sometimes in neck-deep water. They heard something, called out, and a cat meowed back. They spotted a young cat in a tree who then fell into the water. They quickly scooped him up to safety! ❤️🐱 #HurricaneFlorence pic.twitter.com/oyxg5EYRb6— PETA (@peta) September 19, 2018
Supposedly, the dog had been climbing onto kitchen counters to escape from the rising floodwaters during the peak of the storm.
After the calamity, the water was still not going down, which caused the dog’s stranded state.
Firefighters contacted PETA to help rescue the dog after they spotted it from the outside.
RESCUED! PETA's rescue team spotted this terrified and abandoned dog in Lumberton, North Carolina on the porch of a flooded home with no way to escape the rising #HurricaneFlorence flood waters and were able to bring him to safety ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3wN9wEqoL2— PETA (@peta) September 17, 2018
As revealed by ABC 11, the organization’s rescue team also saved two other dogs and a cat.
Residents and rescuers had been doing their best to save their pets in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Florence drowns 1.7 million chickens as farms flooded in North Carolina and they may not be the only farm animals killed by the powerful storm https://t.co/KFEsMeh39L pic.twitter.com/K9YQESNo71— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 18, 2018
Although, not all the animals were saved. One Green Planet revealed that millions of animals tragically drowned on factory farms.
The poor animals had no chance to escape the rushing waters and were trapped inside the factory farm operations in North Carolina.