WATCH: Dog stranded in flood rescued, adopted by Mexican Navy
Navy officers have welcomed a new furry friend into their ranks after saving it from floodwaters in Tabasco, Mexico.
A team found the stranded animal while riding a boat past homes that were partially submerged in water. The Secretaría de Marina (Mexican Marine Secretariat) posted a video of the rescue on its Facebook page on Nov. 15.
The authorities spotted the dog standing on its hind legs in the floodwater while using its front paws to lean on a window frame. Once the boat neared the dog, an officer gently petted it before helping it get aboard the small boat.
#PorSiTeLoPerdiste Personal Naval rescató a un perrito atrapado en medio de las inundaciones en Tabasco, el cual, gracias a los cuidados recibidos, se encuentra a salvo en compañía de sus rescatistas.🐶⚓️#SoyNaval y doy #TodoPorLaVida
Posted by Secretaría de Marina on Saturday, November 14, 2020
Days after the rescue, officers of the organization revealed that they have welcomed the dog into their ranks since no one came to claim it. They also included clips of the animal sporting a navy uniform as it interacted with the team.
Le damos la bienvenida al nuevo integrante de #CuatroPatas a la gran #FamiliaNaval, que fue rescatado por personal naval en días pasados. ¡Ayúdanos a ponerle nombre!Envíanos tu propuesta al correo: email@example.com no olvides agregar tus datos de contacto.ADVERTISEMENT
Posted by Secretaría de Marina on Monday, November 16, 2020
The military organization has also asked the public for suggestions on what to name their newest member. However, the submission for entries has already ended and they will soon be announcing the chosen name.
Gracias por enviarnos tu propuesta de nombre para el nuevo integrante de la #GranFamiliaNaval. Hoy concluye la convocatoria a las 16 hrs.#Próximamente espera el sorteo #EnVivo y descubre más sorpresas.
Tabasco and other areas in the southern region of Mexico were ravaged by Hurricane Eta and two cold fronts earlier this month. According to Mexico News Daily, the heavy rains caused the worst flooding the Mexican state has seen in 50 years. /ra
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