County Rescues Dogs from Flood Waters

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 7:48am

The pictures speak for themselves, 17 poodle mixed dogs tried to escape the flood waters somehow. Some chose to stand on their kennels, others took ownership of a chair, but the others weren't so lucky, as they either had to sustain the flood waters or be locked up in kennels, hoping someone would come to their rescue.

Luckily, for these furry animals, Cameron County officials were going door to door, evacuating people from the flooded zones on Green Valley drive near San Benito, when they saw a head sticking out of the water outside a mobile home. As authorities got closer, they saw more than a dozen dogs trying to stay alive, but before they could rescue the pups, they had to get the okay to enter private property.

Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos says his main goal was to get all 17 dogs out of the detrimental conditions they were in and get them to the animal shelter as quickly as possible, as some dogs were already suffering from hypothermia.

Officials say the dogs had no food or drinking water around and they believe the animals had been abandoned for at least 24 hours.

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