Stray dogs save family from floods in Iligan

Posted at 12/21/2011 12:44 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A family was saved from the rising floodwaters in Iligan City after 2 stray dogs woke them up from sleep inside their home in Barangay Mandulog during the height of tropical storm “Sendong.”

Marrietta Ardiente said she and her family were sleeping when they heard 2 dogs barking and scratching at their door.

When Ardiente got up from bed, she saw that the floodwaters were starting to rise.

Ardiente and her family were able to evacuate their home safely. They are now temporarily taking shelter at an evacuation center after their home was completely destroyed by raging floodwaters.

They have brought the 2 stray dogs with them to the evacuation center.

"Ito ‘yung nagligtas sa amin. Tumahol at parang kinamot nang kinamot ang pintuan," Ardiente said.

Ardiente named the 2 stray dogs “Loloy” and Jackie.” -- Report from Ronnie Enderes, ABS-CBN News Iligan