By Luke Kenton
A dog abandoned in the wake of Hurricane Florence was rescued from a submerged home after spending more than a week floating on his family’s sofa.
Carrying gushing winds of up to 137mph, Hurricane Florence brought devastation to the east coast of America – killing 37 people in the Carolinas and Virginia and leaving hundreds of thousands more without power.
However, braving neck-high waters, rescuers from the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) were determined to restore some balance to the area.
After receiving a call from a concerned owner, nine members of Missouri’s Disaster Response team scrambled to a home in Pender County, North Carolina to rescue a family dog.
With flood waters nearly submerging the entire home, a white Maltese named Soshe was found perched on a floating sofa which had served as his life raft for more than a week.
Paddling towards the rescuers on September 25, Soshe could be heard barking in relief before clambering into the arms of her saviours.
Soshe was reunited with her owners on October 3rd.
HSMO’s president, Kathy Warnick, said: “We are proud of the capabilities of our professional team and grateful to our donors who understand the importance of this life-saving work.”