During natural disasters, animal rescue teams are often working overtime to save animals in dire situations after being trapped or left behind, but one rescue team was heartbroken when they realized a dog had survived an entire hurricane in a sewage hole.
After Hurricane Matthew hit the Bahamas, the Bahamas Humane Society got a call from a local woman who kept hearing faint cries from somewhere near her home, and when the team went to investigate, they realized a poor dog had been trapped in raw sewage and had likely survived the entire storm from that drain.
“We found him right after the storm,” said Lissa McCombe from the Humane Society. “It was amazing he survived the flooding.” Ventoi Bethune quickly got to work getting the dog, named Matthew after the storm he weathered, out of the overflowing drain.
Matthew was extremely underweight, had scrapes and cuts on his body, and his limbs were swollen from being in the water for days. But despite his condition, he was so happy to be rescued. “As we brought him into our shelter, he started to wag his tail,” McCombe said.
The team immediately gave Matthew a bath once back at the shelter, gave him medical treatment, and finally gave him plenty of food so he can start healing from such a traumatic experience.
Watch the entire video below to see the heartwarming moment the rescue team saved Matthew from drowning.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Bahamas Humane Society]