A dog who had been abandoned during floods in Hurricane Florence looked so happy when he was finally rescued.
The poor male dog was found in North Carolina by PETA on Monday (September 17).
The owners appear to have abandoned their adorable pup when they fled from the torrential weather of Hurricane Florence.
Watch the moment the dog gets rescued here:
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 ❤️
Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Monday, 17 September 2018
The dog was trapped outside a home in Lumberton, where the River Lumber had burst its banks and the town became clogged with water.
Floodwater lapped at the porch of the house where the dog was and covered the wheels of the car in the driveway.
The brilliant rescuers approached the scared pooch through the water as he paced the porch and took a seat on the raised platform, calling the poor animal over to them.
He appeared terrified and extremely cautious, but still wagged his tail with happiness when the rescuers appeared and started to show him some love.
PETA staff took the abandoned dog to a staging area which had been set up by emergency workers. From there, the dog could be moved to a nearby shelter.
I can’t imagine how anyone could abandon their pet, but the organisation has had a lot of rescues to make following Hurricane Florence.
Sharing the video of the abandoned pup on Facebook, 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
Dogs aren’t the only ones who have been left to fend for themselves in the floods – PETA have also been busy rescuing terrified cats from the approaching waters.
They shared a video of a poor cat and kitten who had taken shelter behind some bins.
The caption read:
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 and kitten huddled behind trash cans on a back porch, surrounded by flood water.
They took the family to safety!
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 and kitten huddled behind trash cans on a back porch, surrounded by flood water.They took the family to safety!
Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Organisation staff have been working incredibly hard in the rough conditions, with many wading through deep waters to help the struggling animals.
Poultry and pork farms in North Carolina have also suffered badly, losing millions of animals to the hurricane.
According to the Charlotte Observer, 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, and 5,500 hogs lost their lives after the barns they were being kept in flooded.
Trey Glenn, an Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke on Wednesday about the issues the storm has caused.
In a media release, he said:
Water is still rising, flooding is widespread, and lives are still in danger.
The government’s first responsibility is to protect lives and the health of the citizens impacted.
The effects of the storm are truly tragic, our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.