Puppy Saved in Ukraine (Video)

A man named Vladimir Maksimov found and rescued a puppy from dirty flood waters in Odessa, Ukraine. Vladimir decided to keep the puppy and name him Lucky. He is now in good hands; cared for by a loving and genuine owner.

The Ukrainian city of Odessa was hit by flash flooding caused by heavy rains on July 11, 2012. Teenager Vladimir Maksimov was out with friends when they noticed a mother and her puppies trapped in the flood waters.

One of his friends filmed him as he swam out to help the dogs. According to translations posted on Reddit, the mother and all but one of the puppies, drowned before Vladimir could reach them. But he managed to save one. The water was very dirty and cold and a there was a strong undercurrent.

Using a drifting branch to hang on to, Vladimir slowly paddled back to shore, holding onto the puppy tightly. The puppy had swallowed a lot of water but was saved when taken to the vet. Vladimir named the puppy Lucky and decided to keep him.

Lucky is now healthy and well again and with Vladimir. ( A post-interview (in Russian Language) with Vladimir which shows Lucky healthy and with Vladimir.)


Responses to "Teenager adopts puppy he saved from drowning during flash flood"

  1. Anto says:

    Wow, that puppy barely made it....he looked like he was half dead when they put him down...bless his little heart!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    ty <3 !!!!!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    God Bless you young man for your compassion and heroism in saving the puppy. May you and Lucky have many happy, loving years together. I guarantee if you continue to love & take care of Lucky, your reward will be a far more enriched life and unconditional love from Lucky, with memories that will be with you til you take your last breath. Peace be with you both :)

  4. Unknown says:

    bravo bravo

  5. Unknown says:

    Yes! Bravo Vladimir. Wish you and Lucky many wonderul year´s together. Good Luck Vladimir and Lucky <3<3

  6. Anonymous says:

    clean up that damn mess! Why why why? Pollution is caused by man and can only be corrected by man. This is disgusting!

  7. Unknown says:

    The world needs more people in it like you Vladimir! Keep up the good Work.

  8. Anonymous says:

    like heidi says: the world needs more vladimirs :-D

  9. Anonymous says:

    I just luv stories like this ,,,Bravo Vladimir,,,bless your heart,,From Canada

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is what I call a real man,and yes the world need more of them !!.... sending lots of love for them both !

  11. Anonymous says:

    good job but Ukraine needs a green party to clean up his mess..

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  13. Anonymous says:

    that puppy he saved.he didn't save it.You see in their country they eat dogs.check it out

  14. Anonymous says:

    wonderful to see such compassion . You where meant to find each other ):)

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