The man went into the sea and took the puppy in his arms, then returned to save the life of a cat that was also dragged, oblivious to the strong waves and wind that exceeded 150 km/hr.
With winds of up to 240 kilometers per hour, heavy rains, flooding, and severe damage to buildings, Hurricane Ian is wreaking havoc in Florida, United States. In fact, material losses currently exceed $100 billion.
Many areas of Florida have become “unrecognizable” as a result of the meteorological phenomenon, according to Erik Salna, associate director of the International Hurricane Research Center of the United States, who also mentioned his hope that everyone was able to evacuate in a timely manner.
However, in this desperate escape, many small animals were left stranded, unsure of where to go to avoid further endangering their lives. In this sense, a puppy was dragged into the sea by strong winds, and he was unable to escape on his own.
Fortunately, a man saw the dog’s tense situation and, despite the fact that he was putting his physical integrity at risk, he went into the sea and managed to get the little animal out of his arms, which were in the middle of some sailboats.
The dog ran away, excited, towards some News Nation journalists, who safely left him inside their truck. Brian Entin, who was on the scene in Fort Myers broadcasting the situation, mentioned that the puppy was in good condition and that the man then went to the sea to rescue a cat.
The video elicited reactions from Twitter users, who left messages such as “I hope everything is well with everyone. This man is a hero,” and “I would NEVER leave any of my babies!” I won’t go if they don’t… “I am overjoyed that they have been rescued.”
Dog rescued from sailboat in Fort Myers. He went back and got a cat too. pic.twitter.com/JFcWl4972g
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 28, 2022
Peta also spoke up, saying, “This is so wonderful and kind.” Thank you to everyone who assisted in getting this dog to safety! This is why we advise people to never leave their animals behind during an evacuation.”