A dog has been rescued after spending nearly a week on a floating sofa after her home was submerged by Hurricane Florence.
The family dog was saved from neck-high water by rescuers from Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) after it was left abandoned in severe weather that has killed 37 people in Carolina and Virginia.
In a video, one rescuer can be seen kicking in the door of the home as another grabs the white Maltese named Soshe, who then starts swimming for its life.
Paddling towards the rescuers, Soshe could be heard barking in relief before clambering into the arms of her saviours.
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Rain and winds of up to 137mph has devastated to the east coast of America and left hundreds of thousands without electricity.
After receiving a call from a concerned owner, nine members of Missouri’s Disaster Response team scrambled to a home in Pender County, North Carolina to rescue the family dog.
HSMO’s president, Kathy Warnick, said: ‘We are proud of the capabilities of our professional team and grateful to our donors who understand the importance of this life-saving work.’
A friend of the owner came to collect the dog when it was saved on 25 September.
She said: ‘She [the owner] was distraught she couldn’t get to the house and knew that Soshe was inside.
‘She was in tears when I spoke to her earlier. It’s amazing that she’s alive.’
Soshe was reunited with her owners on 3 October.