Terrified dog abandoned during hurricane has an incredible reaction to seeing rescuers for the first time
Tropical storms such as Hurricane Florence often have devastating effects, but one aspect that regularly goes unmentioned is the effect such incidents have on animals, with those kept on farms and in zoos sometimes unable to be evacuated in time. This danger is also faced by household pets, when their owners leave them behind.
According to the Charlotte Observer, 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, as well as 5,500 pigs, died after the barns they were being kept in were flooded by rising North Carolina rivers.
Luckily for one dog found in North Carolina, he was found by PETA staff on Monday, after being left alone in a flooded home. Trapped on the porch of his home in Lumberton, where the River Lumber burst its banks, his owners seemed to have left him behind for unknown reasons. In their post, they wrote:
"RESCUED! PETA’s rescue team spotted this scared 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."
The dog is clearly anxious in the footage, pacing the platform as he awaits the PETA crew. However, his mood changes and he is more than happy once he makes contact with them. You can watch the heartwarming moment where he is saved in the video below:
According to their Facebook page, on which they shared the video, the staff took the dog to a staging area which had been set up by emergency workers. He was then moved to a nearby shelter.
Hopefully, this dog can find a comfortable home in the near future, with this traumatic incident behind him.