Family Abandons Their Dog During A Flood, Don’t Even Bother Coming Back For Him

For a Labrador Retriever named Lucky, the tormenting floods in Conway, South Carolina, turned out to be a horrible ordeal.

As the water seeped into people’s homes, Lucky’s family made a quick evacuation, but they didn’t bother to rescue him even when they had the time.

The betrayed pup sobbed helplessly as he was stranded alone in the flooded home for days, with no getaway whatsoever.

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When the rains had settled down one morning, local man Alex Scroggins visited the area with his friends to salvage what he could from his destroyed home.

Lucky spotted Alex from afar and began whining and barking from his inundated porch. Alex initially thought the owner was around.

But after consulting with some neighbors, he realized no one was coming for the dog.

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Alex knew Lucky would be washed away if he was left behind, so he began approaching the sulking, starving dog.

The poor thing was relieved to have Alex’s attention as he literally begged to be rescued.

Alex comforted Lucky and immediately scooped him up and secured him in a crate. He then used a couch he had retrieved to haul the nervous dog out of his predicament!

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Lucky was first taken to different animal shelters, but they were all already stressed due to the flood situation. Eventually, Alex decided to keep Lucky with himself!

Lucky has since been a very loyal and appreciative boy who refuses to leave his savior’s side even for a second!

Natural disasters are never pretty, but Alex and Lucky sure made something sweet out of it!

Click the video below to watch how Alex and his friends found Lucky and rescued him from “troubled waters”.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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