Hurricane Harvey brought more than its fair share of tragedy to the people of Texas. The immense storm brought a shocking amount of flood water. The winds tore through cities and towns.
But with every storm, there are silver linings. People are hurt and harassed, but their spirits are not broken.
This is especially true of one Salvador Segovia, who thought he had lost his dog Otis.
Otis got free during the worst of the hurricane, and his heartbroken owner wandered the streets crying his name.
A dog that accidentally got loose Friday night during Hurricane Harvey has become an unlikely symbol of Texas strength.
Otis, a German shepherd mix, got loose Friday night from a screened-in back porch in Sinton, Texas, while in the care of Salvador Segovia, 65. Segovia was watching the dog, who belongs to his 5-year-old grandson Carter who had fled the city due to flooding.
When Segovia went to check in on the dog Friday night, he was gone.
“I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” Segovia told Chron.com Saturday afternoon.
But sometimes even the darkest stories have happy endings. It turns out Otis was safe and looking for his owner the whole time. He even brought supplies to wait out the storm. One of Otis’s neighbors, Tiele Dockens, posted this photo of Otis, carrying his dog food up a rainy street.
This dog is walking around Sinton TX carrying a entire bag of dog food with him. LOL #refugeePSA: Owner is found. He is not a stray he just got out on his street.Dogs name is Otis.
Segovia checked his porch Saturday morning and noticed Otis’ bag of dog food was missing. Segovia drove around his neighborhood looking for the pooch when he was flagged down by a neighbor who said they saw Otis walking around with the bag of food in his mouth.
Amazingly, Otis was smart enough to carry his dog food with him. I know some dogs that wouldn’t be able to handle a light drizzle, let alone a massive hurricane!
This brave dog not only weathered one of the worst storms in history, but managed to salvage some supplies. That tells you he wasn’t going to let Harvey get him down. This pup knew he would be reunited with his owner, and made plans accordingly.
The Facebook post has gone viral, being shared with tens of thousands of users. It’s an uplifting story, in the face of a terrible storm.
Be sure to share it with your friends and family.