The south of Mexico has been hit with two storms, tropical storm Gamma and Hurrican Eta, the impact of these two storms have caused major floods and has affected over 300,000 people — leading to dozens dead and hundreds missing. As the storm passed, the Mexican Marine Secretariat (SEMAR) have gone out to rescue survivors and on one of their missions, they were able to save a Golden Labrador Retriever.
In a video that went viral on social media, SEMAR officials are seen spotting the dog standing on its hind legs as it leans against a window sill. The obviously frightened dog is hesitant to trust the officials but they pat the dog on the head to build trust and they invite the dog on the boat.
They help the dog on the boat as he was too tired to do so from holding himself up. Once they rescued him, the video shows the dog scared but they eventually get him to a larger boat and get him into medical care. They did a check up on him and found that he was emaciated. According to Bored Panda, “The Marine Secretariat has decided to take him into their large Navy family since no owner had answered the call to take the dog.”
He still doesn’t have a name yet but he’s become a part of SEMAR, saying they want to train him to be a rescue dog. “The dog shows great potential and ability for that,” an official for SEMAR said. They are hoping he will be a great rescue dog because he had the experience of being rescued himself.