Firefighters Rescue Dogs Stranded In Hurricane Lota Floodwater

Firefighters in Honduras are working around-the-clock to rescue people and animals from rapid floodwaters after two Category 4 hurricanes made landfall in less than two weeks.

Hurricane Eta made landfall on November 3 bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall. On November 16, Hurricane Lota landed just 15 miles south of Eta dumping an additional 10 to 30 inches of rain.

When disasters strike, firefighters respond by risking their lives to save others – including dogs. A video has gone viral of Honduras firefighters working together to cross rising floodwaters to rescue two stranded dachshunds.

One firefighter tied a rope around his waist as another held the other end. He carefully crossed the raging water to reach the frightened dogs. A video clip was posted with the caption, “Teamwork achieves great things.”

One by one the dogs were carried to safety and reunited with their family.

Photo: Twitter/@BomberosHn

People thanked the heroes for their efforts with one writing, “The only true heroes.”

These dogs weren’t the only lucky pups to be rescued. The Heroic and Benevolent Fire Department of Honduras posted multiple videos and photos of dogs they’ve saved after the hurricanes.

“We continue to rescue those who have been left behind,” was the caption to a video of a firefighter carrying a large dog through a flooded street.

Real-life heroes don’t wear capes. Their super power is saving people and animals in need.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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