12 Unbelievable True Stories about Dogs Who Survived Natural Disasters
5. Dog Survives Flood that Kills Family
54 year old Hazel McGovney and her 14 year old daughter Crystal were staying at friend June Cooper’s trailer when the Licking River began flooding. Despite the fact that Cooper had left and neighbors were knocking on the door telling the McGovneys to do the same, the pair chose to stay and watch TV.
Cooper had entrusted them with her long haired mutt, Bird. By the time rescuers were able to get out to the trailer after the flood waters hit, the human inhabitants were lost. Bird managed to survive by swimming to the ceiling and resting on a high cupboard.