|This dog was left to drown in a Texas flood, chained|
to a porch as the water rose. A television news crew
and volunteers rescued her
In one of the worst videos, but with one with a very happy ending, rescuers and a television news crews came upon a dog tied to a house in neck deep flood water, barely holding its head above water.
Television station KPRC reporter Phil Archer and a volunteer, Jeff Shimek jumped into the water, untied the dog from the porcj before the water rose high enough to drown the dog, and put the dog, named Archer, in their boat.
"They chained him to the front of the fucking house,?" one of the men in the boat says when they encountered the dog.
Yep, they did. You can see it all in the video at the bottom of this post. Poor Archer looks terrified, but that seemed mixed with gratitude when the rescuers put the dog in their boat.
The reporters and flood volunteers turned Archer over to the Houston Humane Society.
Humane Society spokeswoman Monica Schmidt said a ring around Archer's neck meant that she was chained outside for some time, Reuters reported.
A number of people have expressed interest in adopting Archer.
"She's a fantastic dog and deserves so much better than what she had," Schmidt said, according to Reuters.
The local sheriff is not happy with the people who left the dog chained in the water, either. If the find the people that left Archer behind, they might be charged with animal cruelty.
"This is infuriating," Sheriff Nevis wrote on his public Facebook page. "These residents will get a visit from me when they return."
Here's the video: