Puppy rescued after being swept from its mother by Indian floodwaters

Heartwarming moment shivering puppy is rescued after being swept away from its mother by raging floodwaters in southern India

  • This is the heartwarming moment a shivering puppy was rescued from a river
  • The little dog was swept away from its mother by floodwaters in southern India 
  • It took a firefighter to save the adorable puppy and reunite it with its mother
  • This is the moment an adorable puppy that was soaked and shivering after being swept away from its mother by raging floodwaters was rescued. 

    Footage captured in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, southern India on November 19 shows the cute pooch following its mother through the fast-flowing water to a section of dry land 

    However, the pup struggles to make it across to its mother and whines in distress.

    The brave little dog tries again and again to find a route across but the waters are too strong and sweep it further and further downstream. 








    This shivering puppy had to be rescued after being swept from its mother by raging floodwaters in India

    This shivering puppy had to be rescued after being swept from its mother by raging floodwaters in India

    The pup fought valiantly against the strong currents in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu

    The pup fought valiantly against the strong currents in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu

    However, torrential rain at the end of India's monsoon season meant the river's flow was far heavier than usual and sweapt the puppy away from its mother

    However, torrential rain at the end of India’s monsoon season meant the river’s flow was far heavier than usual and sweapt the puppy away from its mother

    More than two dozen onlookers were captivated by the life or death situation for the puppy as they watched on from a bridge above the river

    More than two dozen onlookers were captivated by the life or death situation for the puppy as they watched on from a bridge above the river

    The puppy had intitially been with its mother but was washed away when it tried to follow her

    The puppy had intitially been with its mother but was washed away when it tried to follow her

    The adorable dog shivered and whined in distress, prompting onlookers to call for a fire and rescue team

    The adorable dog shivered and whined in distress, prompting onlookers to call for a fire and rescue team

    A firefighter used a system of ropes to make himself safe before venturing out to rescue the dog

    He gently picked up the pup in need and secured it in a bag

    A firefighter used a system of ropes to make himself safe before venturing out to rescue the dog. He gently picked up the pup in need and secured it in a bag

    The cute pup was comforted on the bridge after what must have been a terrifying experience for the little dog

    The cute pup was comforted on the bridge after what must have been a terrifying experience for the little dog

    Eventually a firefighter secured with a system of ropes came to the puppy’s rescue.

    The fireman made his way to the puppy and placed him in a bag before bringing him up to a bridge, where two dozen locals were watching the daring rescue. 

    After the incident the puppy was reunited with its mother, who was also saved by a fire and rescue team. 

    A spokesman for the rescue team said both the puppy and its mother are now healthy.

    Monsoon season typically lasts from June until September in India but torrential rains that caused this river to have such heavy flow remains possible in November.

    Southern India in particular tends to have more rainfall than the rest of the country. 

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