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Couple uses bucket to save their only remaining treasures after Hurricane Hanna

Dogs in bucket in flooded street dog-wow
© Betty Vaquera Escandón - Facebook

The couple in Mexico had already lost everything they owned during Hurricane Hanna, so they weren’t going to let flooded streets stop their dogs from getting to safety.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 30/07/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

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.


Ellos como quiera están felices porque tienen a sus lomitos con bien 🥰🐶🐶💕 Agradecen infinitamente a todo los que se han preocupado y están apoyando con su lindas palabras 🙌 #amorperruno

Posted by Betty Vaquera Escandón on Sunday, July 26, 2020

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.

Desperate rescue

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.

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