More than 30 dogs rescued from the Pacific Junction flood waters are on the mend and on the verge of finding new homes.
Many had nearly frozen to death by the time three rescue groups made their way in to pull them from the water.
Amy Heinz, Executive Direction of AHeinz57 Pet Rescue told 6 News, “These dogs needed our help. Some were up on the trees. Some were on the roof. There was just nowhere for them to go."
The AHeinz57 team rescued 34 dogs. “The first one that we pulled out was literally stuck in the mud. We couldn't even tell what color it was."
Some couldn’t be saved. "It took its last breath in our canoe. Sadly we didn't even get it back to shore before it died."
AHeinz57 is working to help these skittish animals get ready for a permanent home, each of which has been named after a flooded Iowa city. The rescue crews also got more than they bargained for as three of the dogs are about to have puppies.
(Photos courtesy of 6 News)