Note that both the below stories are about chows, a breed persecuted by
breed specific legislation. And compare the behavior of these dogs to the
cowardly people who abandoned their animals to save themselves.
A rescuer came through barn 2 where I was working Sat. 9/17.
She was looking for the black chow and brown and white dog she had rescued
from New Orleans just the day before. She told me the heart warming story.
She was in a boat as this black chow swam frantically towards the boat. Just
as she and fellow rescuers were about to pull this dog to safety onto the
boat, the dog turned around and swam away from the boat. The rescuers were
puzzled by this. The dog stopped, turning to look back at the boat. The
rescuers turned the boat around and followed after this chow. Turned out the
chow led them to a house where a brown and white dog was trapped inside,
looking out a window. The rescuers tried again, in vain, to get the chow
into the boat. They went to the window of this house and pulled the brown
and white dog safely onto the boat. Once this dog was in the boat the chow
willingly jumped into the boat. He wasn't willing to be rescued until he
knew his little buddy was safe. How touching!