Two dogs are in need of a forever home after being rescued from a partially submerged porch in Chinquapin, North Carolina.
The small town of Chinquapin was hit particularly hard during Tropical Storm Florence, leaving emergency response teams driving boats down the flooded roads to try and locate any stranded humans or animals.
Fox News correspondent Leland Vittert was among the personnel looking to bring some relief to anyone who might be stranded in their homes without power, food or water.
“The scenes were unbelievable,” Vittert reported on behalf of Fox News. “There is something surreal about driving down a road in a boat.”
Vittert joined fireman Josh Bergman on a boat as they searched for survivors.
A faint barking floated through the air, and Bergman drove the boat toward the sound.
Dogs left for dead during #Florence swam thru flood waters to a porch—we heard barking while out with local fire dept. @DCLuckyDog has agreed to take them—any help with vet/evacuation expenses would help them! More tonight on @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/NCXBnUK2Gc
— Leland Vittert (@LelandVittert) September 17, 2018
Bergman and Vittert came upon a house with floodwaters at the edge of the porch deck. Two dogs paced nervously back and forth, barking loudly with uncertainty.
“These dogs had been left for dead during Hurricane Florence and they swam through the flood, ended up on a porch,” Vittert said.
Thank you @FoxNews & @LelandVittert for aiding in the rescue of two dogs stranded during Hurricane Florence. These deserving dogs will be available for adoption as soon as Sunday or Monday in the DMV & they need YOUR help now more than ever! Please donate https://t.co/Mi6ohEnD0k https://t.co/DJHeQRegdx
— Lucky Dog (@DCLuckyDog) September 18, 2018
Bergman extended a kind hand toward the dogs and offered a comforting pat on the head. It took only a few moments for the dogs to understand that help was finally at their doorstep.
The dogs have been appropriately named Florence and Chinquapin, and were soon whisked away to Washington, D.C., to stay temporarily with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is seeking donations to bring aid to the animals affected by Tropical Storm Florence. Doggies Florence and Chinquapin should be available for adoption as soon as Sept. 23.
Bergman was grateful to be a part of the dog’s rescue. “It was the right thing to do,” he said.
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