Conway Resident Nets PETA Award for Rescuing Dog From Flooded House

Dog Whisked to Safety Amid Rising Floodwaters, Adopted by Rescuer

For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2015

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Conway, S.C. – Courtesy of PETA, a Compassionate Action Award is on its way to South Carolina resident Alex Scroggins, who spotted Lucky the dog stranded on a porch in rising floodwaters. With help from his friends, Scroggins worked to calm the terrified dog, who was up to his knees in water, and then lured him into a kennel, which he placed on a boat.

“I couldn’t leave him. He was desperate for help,” said Scroggins. “I knew that if I didn’t get him out of the flood, he wasn’t going to make it.

The two soon bonded, and Scroggins decided to make Lucky a permanent member of his family.


PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” is sending Scroggins a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan cookies as well as treats and toys for Lucky.

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