Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Rescue of Woman And Dog From Sinking Car

A WAFB video depicting the rescue of a woman and her dog from their sinking car has gone viral and made national news.

The woman and her dog were trapped in the red convertible when it began to sink in the floodwaters of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

As the car was sinking, rescue workers arrived and used a knife to open the car and pull out the woman. The woman tells the rescuers that her dog is still inside the car, and thankfully, they are able to pull him out as well.

 

With more than 30 inches of rain in the past week, Louisiana has experienced widespread floods, causing a federal state of emergency, reports ABC News.

Emergency workers, like those in this video, have rescued more than 20,000 people from their homes, and at least 500 pets.

In the case of a natural disaster, like a flood, hurricane, or earthquake, it's important to have a plan for you and your pets.

Make sure you have a go-bag packed and ready with identification information and emergency supplies. Know when a disaster is approaching and pay close attention to emergency alerts. Bring your pets inside, so you won't have to search for them in case you need to make a quick evacuation.

If you must evacuate, NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME! Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with an identification and a rabies tag, and have a study carrier for transportation.

Learn more information about disaster planning for you and your pets here, courtesy of AKC Reunite.

Our thoughts are with the people and pets of Louisiana during this time.

 

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