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Dog Left Chained To Porch During Texas Flood Saved From Rising Waters

The dog, who presumably was left behind when her owners fled the flood, was minutes away from drowning.

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Archer was chained up and water was up to her neck when she was rescued. Via Houston Humane Society/Facebook
John Virata

Rain has hammered much of Houston and Fort Bend County in Texas for the last several weeks, causing mass evacuations. Sadly, some folks in the county failed to bring their dogs with them when they fled their homes.

KPRC2’s Phil Archer and photographer Jeovany Luna were reporting from an airboat on the flooding that occurred in neighborhoods in Fort Bend County, accompanied by Sheriff Troy E. Nehls of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, when they came upon a dog who was chained to a dog house, with only her neck above water.

Archer and Sheriff Nehls saved the dog, who the Houston Humane Society said on its Facebook page was just a few minutes from drowning.

Archer was rescued by the sheriff and a news reporter. Via Houston Humane Society/Facebook

Archer was rescued by the sheriff and a news reporter. Via Houston Humane Society/Facebook

“We found this poor guy standing in neck deep water and chained to a dog house,” Sheriff Nehls said on his Facebook page. “This is infuriating.”

Five dogs in the county were found struggling to get away from the rising waters. Nehls, who previously saved a puppy while out on a mission when he served in Najaf, Iraq, will visit each of those owners when they return to their homes.

“These residents will get a visit from me when they return,” Nehls said on his Facebook page.

Archer, who was named after the KPRC2 news reporter who helped saved her, was given a bath and is under observation at the Houston Humane Society, according to a June 1 post on the group’s Facebook page.

Archer gets a bath at the Houston Humane Society. He is now up for adoption. Via Houston Humane Society/Facebook

Archer gets a bath at the Houston Humane Society. She is now up for adoption. Via Houston Humane Society/Facebook

The society also says Archer is a total sweetheart who loves attention.

After she rests up following her ordeal, she will be put up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting Archer, email adoptions@houstonhumane.org to request an application.

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