There were many human victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina who were ravaged by the natural disaster. Many animals got stranded as well, and among them was a pooch named Soshe. The little Maltese got trapped in her house for more than seven days, and her floating sofa was the only thing that kept her alive.
A local disaster response organization was informed about Soshe, and their team quickly reached the area to save the dog. In some places in the area, water had reached the roof level, and because of that, the rescue team had to make multiple attempts to reach Soshe’s house.
On their third attempt to reach the reported house, the rescue team’s boat broke down. The team did not give up and kept on paddling until they reached the stranded dog’s home.
The rescue team found out that the house’s wooden door had swollen because of water, and the water pressure from both sides of the door made it difficult for the team to open the door. The rescue team opened the door by kicking it forcefully and finally reached the frightened Maltese.
The pooch was exhausted as she did not have any food for more than a week. The rescue team gave the animal some food and water and took it to a temporary shelter for animals. The little Maltese regained her health quickly at the shelter.
Later, a friend of Soshe’s owner showed up at the shelter to claim the pooch. The owner’s friend informed the shelter staff that the dog’s owner had gone outside the city and got stuck there because of the hurricane. She also told the staff that the owner was really distraught that she could not reach her dog, who was stranded alone in the house. The owner wanted to reunite with her pooch as early as possible.
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