A dog chained to a porch during the deadly floods in Texas was rescued by Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls last month and has now been adopted into his family.
Nehls wrote that when he first saw the dog barely keeping her head above the rising water, it was “infuriating.”
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Pooch chained neck deep in flood water found by Sheriff Troy Nehls. Now safe w/ Houston Humane Soc. Ch2 at 6pm. pic.twitter长沙桑拿/GjvflOlfCO
— Phil Archer (@PhilArcher_KPRC) May 31, 2016
The Houston Humane Society named the pup Archer and prepared to put her up for adoption, but when the Nehls family went to visit her it was “love at first sight for everyone.”
NBC affiliate KPRC spoke to Archer’s original owner, Mario Gallardo, on Wednesday. He said he didn’t think the flooding would be as bad as it was when he left his home to receive dialysis treatment.
When Archer was rescued, she was covered in debris and had heartworms and fleas. The Humane Society also said there were marks around Archer’s neck that indicated she was often chained for long periods.
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Gallardo told KPRC that he’s made peace with Archer finding a new home.
As for his part, Nehls claimed that even if Gallardo wanted Archer back, he would have fought to keep her with his family.