Two dogs are safe and sound, thanks to a diligent rescue crew, after being stranded in a South Carolina flood.
Responding to an “animal in distress” call, a four-member team from Taylors Fire and Rescue paddled in an inflatable raft against rising floodwaters to a fenced-in yard. By the time they arrived, the water had reached the poor dog’s neck.
Tethered to the boat and using an oar for guidance, a worker waded across the yard in nearly chest-deep water. He set the oar atop a doghouse, pushed debris aside, and carried the pup back to the awaiting raft before returning for his oar.
Later reports indicated that the crew also rescued a second distressed dog.
Stories like this remind us to appreciate the quick-thinking emergency personnel who save both human and non-human lives.