As the rescue team approached a shed — destroyed by Ida — it saw a furry head poking out, but they heard, even more, the bark of a dog that grew louder and louder as they got closer.
The dog, nicknamed “Bubbles” by a young neighbor, was chained inside the shed. The team carefully lifted the shed enough to pull the dog out and free him.
“We suspect the dog had been stuck there — terrified in the sweltering heat with no food or water — since the storm hit on Sunday,” Humane Rescue Alliance spokeswoman Samantha Miller said in a news release.
“Once freed from the shed, Bubbles was super friendly and sweet and became almost immediately affectionate toward his rescuers,” Miller said.
“Bubbles” was taken to the Louisiana SPCA, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization, where he cooled down and staff attempted to track down his owners.
On Wednesday, Alley Cat Allies headed to New Orleans on a similar mission to deliver food and supplies for pets.