A little Maltese named Soshe had quite the adventure recently. The dog is now safe and off the water, thanks to the rescue efforts of the Humane Society of Missouri and their Disaster Response Team. Soshe’s story begins a few weeks ago, when the dog found herself separated from her owner when Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina. Soshe the dog was inside of her owner’s flooded house for nearly a week when the flood waters started to rise. Her owner knew she needed help, so she contacted the Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team. This animal rescue group was stationed in North Carolina so they could help with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
Flood waters were so high in the area that it was incredibly difficult for the Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team to find little Soshe. The flood waters made it difficult to determine and identify houses. The group visited the area three times and on the third trip, they were able to locate the house. Things did not get much easier from there, however. The boat broke down on the way there and they had to paddle to the home for the last half mile of the trip. But, they did make it there and once they got close, they heard a good sign: barking!
Once they broke down the door, they found little Soshe on the couch, where she had survived the storm and flood waters. The Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team picked her up and gave her food and water. She was then picked up by her owner’s friend and reunited finally with her owner. The Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team rescued many animals while in North Carolina, including many other dogs, cats, horses, and even some pigs.