Dog returns home nearly two days after being swept away by floodwaters


  • On May 5, a severe storm hit Haskell, Oklahoma. 
  • The current swept away Luna, a 12-year-old dog who has vision and hearing problems. 
  • After nearly two days, Luna returned home. 

If Luna could talk, she could tell us about how she was able to return to her family in Oklahoma home two days after being swept away by floodwaters.

Severe storms hit Haskell early on May 5, forcing the front door of Donald Hendrickson’s home to open at 1 a.m., according to KOKI.

88-year-old Hendrickson and his daughter Elaine Hendrickson-Parry have moved to the front porch with their dog Luna, who has hearing and vision problems.

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According to the TV station, the door was locked behind them and they had no key. Luna tried to follow Hendrickson-Parry up a rock wall to get out of the water, but she was forced to hold to a windowsill with her front paws. The current then came in.

“She hit the current that was hitting the wall and swooshing around the house, and she was gone,” Hendrickson-Parry said.

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Her father followed her on the wall, but none of them was able to pursue Luna. Hendrickson-Parry predicted she wouldn’t see her again. She later broke down in tears in the dog food aisle at Walmart, she told the TV station. Luna, 12, was reported missing on social media, and once the floodwaters retreated, she scoured the 11 acres of property surrounding the house.

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Luna was nowhere to be found until around 11 p.m. on May 6, when Hendrickson-Parry heard a faint woof. Luna hen appeared at the window when she clapped loudly.

“I wonder how far down the river she went and how in the world she ever found her way back here,” Hendrickson-Parry said. 

We’d like to know, but for now, we’re simply thrilled she’s back.

Source: Daily Paws


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So thankful Lulu is safely home! Please give her a big hug for me. 🐾 ❤️ 🐾