DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance rescues trapped dog in New Orleans

Fulfilling a mission that started 1,000 miles away, an emergency disaster team from D.C.-based Humane Rescue Alliance headed to New Orleans this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and rescued a dog trapped underneath a collapsed shed.
On Wednesday, the response team was in Orleans Parish when it heard calls for help from a concerned resident.

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.

Glynis Kazanjian

Glynis Kazanjian has been a freelance writer covering Maryland politics and government on the local, state and federal levels for the last 11 years. Her work is published in Maryland Matters, the Baltimore Post Examiner, Bethesda Beat and Md. Reporter. She has also worked as a true crime researcher.

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