Much of the Texas coastline has been dealing with Hurricane Harvey these past few days. The deadly hurricane has now caused six deaths in areas that are experiencing horrific flooding and gale force winds.
The destructive power of the hurricane has toppled businesses and ripped open homes. One of the homes also witnessed the terrors of the hurricane – not because of structural damage but because of the loss of a family member.
Meet Otis, a German shepherd mix from Sinton, Texas:
Otis got free from a screened-in back porch during the worst phase of the hurricane, and his heartbroken owner wandered the streets crying his name.
Salvador Segovia, 65, was watching the dog, who belongs to his 5-year-old grandson Carter who had fled the city due to flooding.
When Segovia went to check in on the dog Friday night, he was gone.
“I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” Segovia said.
Fortunately, this sad story has a happy ending. It turned out that Otis was safe and looking for his owner the whole time. He even brought supplies to wait for the storm to pass. One of Otis’s neighbors, Tiele Dockens, posted this photo of the dog, carrying his dog food up a rainy street.
Segovia checked his porch Saturday morning and noticed Otis’ bag of dog food was missing, reports Independent Journal Review. He drove around his neighborhood looking for the pooch when he was flagged down by a neighbor who said they saw Otis walking around with the bag of food in his mouth.
Otis’s owner said that the brave dog will be awarded with a hamburger at Dairy Queen for dessert.
The post has gone viral, having been shared 27,000 times at this posting.