Santos Vaquera Herrera and Beatriz Escandón lost all their possessions when Hurricane Hanna destroyed their home in Reynosa, Mexico. But in a heartwarming video shared online by their daughter Betty Vaquera Escandón, the couple were determined that they would at least save their 10 dogs.
The family knew they had to leave the area but the streets around their home were flooded. The storm had completely drenched parts of northern Mexico with up to 16 inches of rainwater. At least two people were known to have died in one Mexican city, while another six had been reported missing.
To ensure they could get all the pups out to safety, the couple decided to put all 10 dogs in a bucket. They then dragged the bucket along the flooded street to safety. Fortunately, the couple’s desperate efforts paid off and they were able to save each of their beloved pups.
Mis papás perdieron todo... pero lograron sacar sus bebés 😭Posted by Betty Vaquera Escandón on Sunday, July 26, 2020
Since the video was shared online, many people have offered to help support the family by adopting the animals. However, the couple won’t be parting with any of the dogs, who they say are part of the family.