People across the US are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Ida. The hurricane was the largest to hit Louisiana since Katrina, and left widespread damage and blackouts in its wake. It also struck the northeast, leading to a total of 60 reported deaths.
In the wake of disasters like this, we can look to the positives, like stories of people helping those affected by the storm. That includes animals, who were also in the path of destruction and needed some human help in the aftermath.
The Humane Rescue Alliance’s Disaster Response Team has been hard at work helping animals impacted by the hurricane. On Wednesday, they received a call from a New Orleans resident about a dog who was found trapped under a collapsed shed.
A rescue team from the HRA and the Louisiana SPCA arrived on the scene, and found the dog chained in the shed, tangled under debris, trapped there for days. You could hear the poor dog barking and wailing for help.
“We suspect the dog had been stuck there — terrified in the sweltering heat with no food or water—since Hurricane Ida hit on Sunday,” the Humane Rescue Alliance wrote on Facebook.
According to a neighbor, the dog’s name was Bubbles. The team quickly got to work to finally get the dog free.
They lifted the shed, and were able to guide Bubbles out and free him from the chain.
Despite the frightening ordeal, Bubbles was “miraculously” unharmed, and was grateful to the team.
“Once freed from the shed, Bubbles was super friendly and sweet and became almost immediately affectionate toward his rescuers.”