As Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, rescuers have been working around the clock to help those who are stranded. While flood waters continue to rise, pets are also those at risk. Recently, a group of volunteers is being hailed as heroes for rescuing dogs locked in a cage.
In Leland North Carolina, a video captures volunteers rescuing six dogs that had been left in an outdoor cage. The dogs can be seen standing on their hind legs while whimpering for help.
After the dogs were let free, they were able to swim to safety. "We got them out," journalist Marcus DiPaolo wrote, "but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned."
"We got them out," Di Paolo wrote, "but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned."
This heartwarming rescue isn't the first time pets have been rescued following the deadly hurricane, proving that it isn't just humans who need rescuing.
Our prayers continue for all those affected by Hurricane Florence. According to TODAY, the storm has caused at least 17 deaths between North and South Carolina after making landfall at the end of last week, and heavy bands of rain continue to fall in North Carolina.
Please continue to keep first responders and residents of the Carolinas in your prayers! In other recent news, residents of North Carolina are facing more bad news amid Tropical Storm Florence.