“I reached out to all the people I knew in the rescue world for dogs and in our community, and people were trying to send me help, but the water was too high,” Walter said. “They kept calling 911, the Coast Guard, the Red Cross. I had people stop by from the fire department, but they wouldn’t take the dogs — they had to take people out first.”
While Walter understood why the fire department couldn’t take the dogs, she was fraught with anxiety. By this point, she’d been waiting for about 14 hours for help to arrive. “I just didn’t want to be forgotten in the attic with these dogs,” she said.
Walter waded out into the water outside and stood up on top of her truck, searching for help. Finally, it came.