There was silver lining amidst all the tragedy for the McComb family following the dreadful Texas flood that devastated Wimberley last week.
The McComb family had made headlines on a daily basis. Jonathan McComb, his wife Laura, and their two children, Andrew and Leighton, were swept away as the flood waters rose.
Hiding in a home with friends and family, the house was swept off its foundations, and separated the McComb family. Jonathon was found 10 miles downstream from the house and Andrew’s body has been recovered, but Laura and Leighton are still missing.
In the middle of a ton of debris, a rescuer spotted a yellow Labrador retriever taking refuge in a tree. After being spotted, the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team rescued the dog from the tree along the banks of the Bianco River.
This dog turned out to be Maggie, the family dog belonging to the McComb family.
Angela Clendenic, of the A&M teamed mentioned that Maggie was so easily identified due to her microchip:
“The reason why the story about Maggie has such a happy ending and be reunited with the family is she was microchipped. You never know when disaster is going to strike, so the best things to do is make sure your animal is microchipped.”
Not only is it important to microchip your pet, but to also make sure all information is up to date with the registrar company such as owner, phone number and address.
Clendenin also mentioned that the animal control for Hays County is in full force search for lost pets during the floods.
Jonathon McCombs remains at Brooke Army Medical Center, now known as San Antonio Military Medical Center. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers, as well as give him strength to face the loss of his family members.