There’s nothing scarier than not knowing what nature has in store for us. She can give us resources, but she can also cause destruction which is otherwise known as “natural disasters.”
These natural disasters just come and go, but their aftermath comes with a price. Just take it from the residents in Louisiana who recently experienced the wrath of Hurricane Laura.
When Hurricane Laura made landfall this summer, it launched forced evacuations and caused absolute destruction. One Iraq War Veteran named Henry Roach had it worst among the rest.
As soon as the hurricane came, Henry immediately moved to evacuate people. Within minutes, his truck became full. Little did he know, he failed to include his German Shepherd named Savage.
Henry had to make a decision. He had to choose whether he leaves his dog or bring his family to safety. No amount of heartache could defeat the one he felt that day. He chose to leave his dog with the promise of returning for him.
Henry later returned to rescue his dog but was met with a piece of information that Savage had already run off when the winds blew his fence away. Poor guy!
Fortunately, a concerned citizen saw the confused dog and called Calcasieu Parish Animal Services for help. Savage stayed under their care while he waited for his dad. Thanks to their quick response, he didn’t acquire any injuries at all.
Thankfully, the separated duo didn’t have to wait long to be reunited. The moment they caught a glimpse of each other, Savage ran towards his dad while wagging his tail.
This story may be a lesson to animal lovers out there to include their pets in their emergency response precautions. Chances are, either this story will happen to you, or you could all leave together and get to safety.
It is also essential to get your pet microchipped to find them easily in case you get separated. Remember, this procedure will only take a couple of minutes, so we suggest to make the most out of it.
Thanks to ASPCA for the photo.