The footage shows the dog on a porch at a home surrounded by floodwaters in Lumberton on Sept. 17.
According to PETA, there was no way for the dog “to escape the rising Hurricane Florence floodwaters.”
The team said the animal was “terrified and abandoned.”
After rescuing the dog, the team transported him with their boat to a local police station, with plans made for the dog to be taken to a local shelter.
Flooding in Lumberton
Photos and footage of the Lumberton area show widespread flooding after Florence, with entire neighborhoods submerged. The Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network listed the highest rating, “Major Flooding,” in the city, showing up to five feet of flooding in some areas.
On Sept. 17, The National Weather Service said 22.76 inches of rainfall had fallen in Lumberton. Some areas in the state received over 30 inches.
According to state officials, one death has been confirmed in Robeson County as of Sept. 18.
Rescuers Save Rabbit Left Stranded by Hurricane Florence https://t.co/FcB9KDO2gt
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 18, 2018
Other Animal Rescues
The floodwaters have left a number of animals stranded across the Carolinas, and video footage has captured some other animal rescues.
Also on Sept. 17, a group of firefighters from California rescued a rabbit left stranded in a tree.
On Sept. 16, volunteers in Leland rescued dogs that were left locked in an outdoor cage.
On Sept. 15, a reporter with WTVD helped rescue a Rottweiler from floodwaters in New Bern.
And before the flooding started, a nonprofit founder turned her car around to fill it with animals from the Humane Society before she evacuated.
Video Credit: PETA via Storyful