Heroic volunteers have rescued the lives of six abandoned dogs in a locked cage in North Carolina. The dogs nearly drowned in Hurricane Florence’s fast-rising floods.
The footage of the heroic rescue has gone viral and shows the poor pooches standing on their hind legs, desperate for someone to let them out of the closed cage. In the video, the dogs can be seen and heard whimpering as they see volunteer rescuer Ryan Nichols of Longview, Texas wade in the knee-deep water towards the creatures. Once the chain-link fence is unlocked the dogs swim out whimpering, howling and scared. They then make it to safety in a nearby wooded area followed by the rescue volunteers. The video has already racked up 1.39 million views.
The devastated dogs were rescued from a property in Leland, North Carolina where their owners left them as they fled Hurricane Florence.
Journalist Marcus DiPaola posted on Twitter on Sunday: “Rescued six dogs in Leland, NC, after the owner LEFT THEM locked in an outdoor cage that filled with flood water that was rapidly rising.”
Rescued six dogs in Leland, NC, after the owner LEFT THEM locked in an outdoor cage that filled with flood water that was rapidly rising.
— Marcus J. DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) September 16, 2018
“We got them out, but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned. BRING YOUR PETS WITH YOU! #HurricaneFlorence.”