Rescued Dog Refuses To Leave The Man Who Saved Him From The Flood

Rescued Dog Refuses To Leave The Man Who Saved Him From The Flood

A natural disaster may strike anywhere, and when it happens everything is destroyed. In such cases, people’s priority is to save themselves and their loved ones’ life. But some people are so selfish that they think about themselves only, not even their pet, who has been living with them for a long time. They abandon their pets and leave them to die. 

Something similar happened when the town of Conway in South Carolina was hit by a flood. The dog’s owner left his dog to die and the rescued dog refuses to leave the man who saved him from the flood. 

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Rescued Dog Refuses To Leave The Man Who Saved Him From The Flood

Over a thousand people were forced to leave their houses due to heavy rain and floods throughout the East Coast. In the worst affected area of Conway, when Alex Scroggins was helping his mother and sister in retrieving what they could from their homes, he noticed a voice coming from his neighbor’s side of a barking and whining dog. 

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He thought that the owner of the dog must be nearby and continued their journey in his little boat. Scroggins realized that the floodwater had become higher and the dog was still there. He went back and asked the neighbors about the dog’s owner. He came to know that the owner had left the dog there a few days earlier. Scroggins stepped in to help after realizing that the dog would likely die unless someone intervened. Further, Scroggins explained that when he approached the dog, he was skittish at first. But as he raised his hand towards the dog and let him get used to it, he calmed down.  Scroggins and his friends scooped him up and took him to the safety boat. 

Rescued Dog Refuses To Leave The Man Who Saved Him From The Flood

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Scroggins said that it was just a matter of minutes, if we would have not seen him, he would have died there. He was left with no dry place to stand by the time Scroggins found him.

When they reached the safe place, Scroggins tried to find a shelter that might be able to take him in. But all the shelters were full there, so he decided to bring him home for the night. By then, Scroggins had named him Lucky. 

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Rescued Dog Refuses To Leave The Man Who Saved Him From The Flood

He cleaned Lucky and fed him properly. Lucky was also happy to be safe. The next morning Scroggins again asked the neighbors about the dog’s owner. He realized after talking that the person who had abandoned Lucky was not interested in bringing him back. In addition, it was not the first time that the owner’s animals had to be saved from being neglected.

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Scroggins said that the owner who left Lucky knew that I had him, but he didn’t care and did not even ask about the dog. He was surprised to know that the person had another dog that needed to be rescued by the Humane Society because he left him outside without food. “I don’t think he cared if Lucky would die out there. He had time to come get him, but he didn’t. Who would do that?”, said Scroggins.

Rescued Dog Refuses To Leave The Man Who Saved Him From The Flood

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Scroggins says that he is pleased to have Lucky even though he hadn’t planned to have a dog. He might not have much of a choice in this matter. 

He also stated that it feels like Lucky understands what happened to him because now he refuses to leave his side. Scroggins feels great knowing that the dog is in a better place than he was. He believes that if we see someone needy, we should try our best to help him, whether it’s a person or any animal. He also hopes that people would learn something from this.

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