There are a variety of reasons why a dog may become separated from his house, but in the United States, fireworks tend to be a nightmare for animals, and many find themselves lost. Fortunately, a crew of kayaks came to their rescue. They located a missing puppy in time and returned her securely to her owner.
Many families spend the night of July 4th attempting to quiet their terrified pets with noise, but this is ineffective. And one family’s dog was so terrified that she opted to flee her home to avoid the loud explosions.
Unfortunately, terrified animals sometimes lose their sense of direction, so the dog was missing for many days until being rescued by several kayakers.
On July 9, a group of kayakers decided to take a trip down the Chariton River near Centerville, Iowa, unaware that they were in for a treat. While they were crossing the river and taking in the scenery, they noticed a fearful dog on the bank, who appeared to be lost.
Everyone noticed right away that the dog needed assistance, so they approached her to be able to save her and get her out of this situation.
According to KCCI, one of the kayakers, Shakira Sias, said:
“We wouldn’t have been able to get her off that shore if we hadn’t gotten her out of the river in time.” She would have been carried away by the river since the seas surge so high.
When they went closer, they saw the scared dog was wearing a collar, and it turned out to be a charming 10-year-old boxer named Ethyl.
Rescuers were able to contact Ethyl’s family, who informed them that the dog had been missing for six days, thanks to the identifying tag.
The dog bolted from home on July 3, terrified of the fireworks, and they haven’t heard from her since. Fortunately, the bunch of daredevils happened to be at the right position at the right time to save and assist the precious Ethyl.
A member of the group, Jessica Rose, decided to film Ethyl’s miraculous rescue and then upload it on her Tik Tok account. Jessica says in the video that Ethyl was terrified when they found her; she appeared exhausted and had a lot of ticks.
He was also quite hungry, but the kayakers could only offer him Cheetos and some water to rehydrate him.
Despite her terrible circumstances, Ethyl quietly allowed herself to be climbed into a kayak and embarked on her rescue mission. She appeared to understand that they were assisting her and that she was finally on her way home after such a traumatic event.
“I was taken aback and terrified. But after two hours, he stood up. She was content. Indeed, it appeared to be drifting downriver.
Following her exit from the river, the athletes set up a meeting with Ethyl’s family so that they could reunite after so many days apart. The dog’s owners were at a wedding at the time, but their son was in charge of picking her up and transporting her home.
Although the dog was severely underweight, she had no serious health issues, so she began undergoing tick and malnutrition treatments. Jessica claimed in an update video that Ethyl was overjoyed to be reunited with her family and appeared thankful.