Dogs and their owners rescued from flooding in Wales

Man’s best friend was not left behind as flood evacuations took place in Wales on Sunday.

Storm Dennis brought flooding across much of the UK, leaving some in need of rescuing from their homes.

Pictures from Nantgarw, Wales, showed emergency workers helping people into boats, along with their pet dogs.

Winter weather Feb 16
Winter weather Feb 16
A firefighter carries a dog to safety
A firefighter carries a dog to safety
Rescue workers carry a dog to safety
Rescue workers carry a dog to safety

In the event of a flood, the RSPCA advises that pet owners transport their animals in suitable carriers or using sturdy leashes, as well as to bring the pet’s food, water, bowls and bedding.

It also advises people not to put their own life, or someone else’s, in danger to attempt an animal rescue.

A member of the public and their dogs are rescued
A member of the public and their dogs are rescued
Rescue operations continue as emergency services take residents of Oxford Street, Nantgarw
Rescue operations continue as emergency services take residents of Oxford Street, Nantgarw

Storm Dennis has lashed parts of the UK with more than a month’s worth of rain in 48 hours, leading to a record number of flood warnings and alerts in England.

Roads and railways were flooded on Sunday morning after torrential downpours and high winds caused by the second storm in just over a week.

The situation was said to be “life-threatening” in South Wales, where the Met Office issued a red warning due to heavy rainfall and flooding risk until 11am.