CONWAY, N.C. — A young dog, abandoned by his family during the South Carolina floods, has found a loving home with his rescuer.
Lucky spent two days at the front door of his house watching the waters rise. Nearby, the Waccamaw River floodwaters were rushing towards him —his owners had abandoned him. Thankfully, a neighbor named Alex Scroggins spotted him as he and his roommates were out in the water evacuating their families. Scroggins couldn’t leave Lucky there.
“I didn’t want to see this dog floating down the river,” Scroggins told Myrtle Beach Online.
Using a boat, Scroggins floated over to the porch where the 7-month-old Labrador mix had been seen. Lucky tried to swim out to the boat but became discouraged and frightened. He returned to the porch area.
With a lot of patience, Scroggins was able to get Lucky into his boat and to dry land.
Unsurprisingly, local shelters were either full or flooded. There was nowhere for Lucky to go. His owners, knowing Scroggins had Lucky, didn’t seem to have any interest in getting him back.
“I hate the way he was left out there on his own. He could have been left for dead, or taken to a shelter and put down,” Scroggins told the Charlotte Observer.
Scroggins couldn’t understand why someone would just abandon their dog in this way. He said that if it was his dog, he would have gotten him back right away.
He didn’t expect to be getting a dog in the middle of this disaster but Scroggins decided that he owed it to Lucky to bring him home.
“The dog is in a better place now and that’s what matters. With me, I know he’ll be taken better care of,” Scroggins said. “For now I’m just calling him ‘Luck.'”