UPDATE: Sheriff Adopts the Dog That Was Chained to Porch in Rising...

UPDATE: Sheriff Adopts the Dog That Was Chained to Porch in Rising Floodwaters

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Rescue Dog Adopted by Sheriff FB Sheriff Troy Nehls

A dog rescued from rising flood waters has a new home with the Texas sheriff that has been saving the animals, lives and property throughout his Houston jurisdiction.

A news crew spotted the dog chained to a porch during flooding last week. They jumped into waist-deep water to pull it to safety and took it, along with five other dogs they rescued, to the local humane society.

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Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, who was with the KPRC news anchor and photographer at the time decided to adopt her.

“I am happy to say the only water this girl will be in now is the swimming pool in my backyard!” Sheriff Nehls wrote on Facebook. “We picked her up today from the Houston Humane Society.”

“Welcome to the family!” he exclaimed.

Photo: Sheriff Troy Nehls, Facebook

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