Chained Dog Rescued in Texas Flood

Perhaps you have seen the rescue video on Facebook of the border collie mix; Archer, only two years old, who had been chained to the front of a house.. She was neck-deep in flood waters and barely above the water line when discovered by Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, some volunteers, and a news crew from NBC affiliate KPRC-TV as they traveled by airboat in the flooded Fort Bend County neighborhood 30 miles southwest of Houston.

Phil Archer, a KPRC reporter, and Jeff Shimek, a volunteer, jumped into the water and rescued the dog as she was just about to drown. After being taken to the Houston Humane Society, representative Monica Schmidt said that from the ring around her neck, you could tell that she had been chained outside for some time.

Archer was fed (in addition to the ham sandwich that the Sheriff shared with her earlier), cleaned up, was brought back to full health, and was then ready for adoption.

Sheriff Troy Nehls took his family to visit Archer, who was very excited to see one of the men who helped save her life. She gave kisses all afternoon to all the delighted family members. Needless to say, they gave a unanimous vote to adopt the loving dog.

Archer’s original owners have not identified themselves and most likely will not as they could face animal abandonment charges and a stern visit from Sheriff Nehls.