ANIMALS

6 Trapped Dogs Were Miraculously Saved From Drowning In A North Carolina Neighborhood As Hurricane Florence Raged

Date September 17, 2018

After hurricane Florence descended on North and South Carolina, many were forced to flee their homes. And, sadly, some of them left their animals behind.

6 Trapped Dogs Were Miraculously Saved From Drowning In A North Carolina Neighborhood As Hurricane Florence RagedAnna Hoychuk / Shutterstock.com

Abandoned dogs get lucky

ABC 10 reports that 6 dogs were found abandoned in their cage floating in a flooded part of Leland, North Carolina. It was the howling of the dogs, as they fought for their lives, that brought the attention of neighbors who went to investigate.

What they found was heartbreaking. The dogs were in their outdoor kennel which was already flooded.

But why are people leaving their animals behind?

Their rescuer, an unnamed man wearing a life jacket, go into the knee-high water and waded until he got to the locked cage. In the video, the distressed dogs can be seen standing on their hind limbs trying to stay safe.

They got lucky thanks to the neighbors and brave man who also fed them afterward. And like them, there have been other reports of abandoned pets rescued by officials as Florence raged on.

Fox News and the U.S. Department of Defence shared photos and a clip via their Twitter handles of rescuers carrying pets to safety.

Commenters online are concerned about this decision made by pet owners to seek safety while leaving their pets behind. What do you think?

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