Fargo, North Dakota was spared major flooding when the Red River crested at a lower level than expected. Not taking any chances, the Coast Guard deployed five helicopters, two airplanes and more than 100 people, and rescued 85 people, 14 dogs, 14 cats and three birds. That’s right: birds, presumably parrots or other caged pets.
Pets everywhere benefit from our post-Katrina hyper-preparedness.
(Photo: Coast Guard)