LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Animal control and neighbors rescued several dogs who were left alone in Lakeland during Hurricane Irma on Monday.
News Channel 8 reporter Melissa Marino and her photographer were out getting footage of flooding in Polk County when they found neighbors and animal control officers trying to rescue the dogs. At least four were in a kennel flooded with water up to their chests. Another was stuck on a picnic table.
At least four were in a kennel flooded with water up to their chests. Another was stuck on a picnic table. The owner of the home evacuated Sunday because of Hurricane Irma.
Animal control originally tried to get into the water to rescue the dogs, but encountered islands of fire ants. There was also concern about water moccasins.
The officers then said they had to follow local ordinances and would have to wait 24 hours to rescue the animals.
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