Hurricane Eta’s strong rains have wreaked havoc on southern Mexico, affecting over 300,000 people, leaving hundreds of people missing and dozens of people dead. Floods induced by this natural occurrence have not been experienced in the Tabasco region in more than 50 years.
Although the severe storms have gone, the damage and its consequences continue, therefore the Mexican Navy-Navy Secretariat (SEMAR) is working to assist.
SEMAR remained steadfast in its rescue mission, scouring the flooded streets of Villahermosa for persons in desperate need of assistance.
One of the fortunate ones is a dog that was rescued by the navy after being discovered battling to survive in an alley.
The news has been widely shared on social media, to the point where foreign news outlets have covered the popular rescue.
Staff videotaped the moment they rescued the sweet golden lab and shared it on social media, where it quickly went viral.
When they patrolled the flooded region by boat and discovered the sad animal in need of assistance, you can see it in the video. He was terrified and clung to the metal frame of a home window with his front legs to avoid drowning.
He was apparently looking for his family at the house where the dog was clinging, and he went there expecting to locate them. Although the water had covered half of his body and the situation appeared hopeless, one of the rescuers stroked his head and assisted him into the boat.
The dog was transferred to the SEMAR facility after his rescue and was examined by a veterinarian. He was still terrified, and he felt starved and weak. Seeing this situation made the affected troops cry, but they were determined to rescue him.
According to TV Azteca, this is not the first time the dog has been saved from the same location. The unfortunate guy kept returning in the hopes of reconciling with his family, who resided in the house where he had been rescued.
He was unable to rejoin with his former family since no one came to claim him, but the troops gave him with the care he need. The best news is that the courageous dog will be adopted by the navy, with numerous troops willing to adopt him.
SEMAR sent a statement on Twitter welcoming the new member of the institution and requesting assistance in naming him.
¡Ayúdanos a ponerle nombre!
— SEMAR México (@SEMAR_mx) November 16, 2020
The dog has grown in amazing ways, and one of the naval officers has stated that he wants to train it to be a rescue dog. He also says that because he has been saved, there is hope that he will become one of the finest rescue dogs.