Monday, September 16, 2013
Colorado Hero for Animals
Sheriff's Deputy Dan Perusek.
He is the savior of dozens of horses, llamas, goats, and others stranded in the Colorado floods. "I don't have kids, but I have animals..." His voice chokes with emotion.
He and his dramatic rescues are featured in the last 2 minutes of this video (at 5:36). But the whole video shows haunting footage of the raging floodwaters threatening people, their livestock, and their homes. Especially impressive: amateur drone footage that makes you feel you are floating just above the water.
Our country is fortunate to have so many citizens and professionals who are willing to sacrifice their own safety to help in natural disasters. I'm so thankful that the animals are not being forgotten, or as Deputy Perusek says, "Somebody's got to give them a fighting chance too."
My thoughts are with the missing, hoping they will be located soon and that they are safe.