Traumatised June 3 dog dies

Traumatised June 3 dog dies

With all the stories on the unfortunate June 3 twin disaster of fire and water being told of humans and property, a woman tells a story of how her dog survived the floods but died months later.

Traumatised June 3 dog dies

Zeus did not recover from its predicament

Madam Vida Twum told The Mirror newspaper that on the faithful day a five month old German Shepherd miraculously survived the flooding in Accra and its environs but developed a phobia for water.

According to her on the night of the rain, Zeus [dog]  had been chained in its home on 10 Crown Street at Community 20 in Tema.

Its owner and her family sought refuge in the attic of their home, leaving Zeus outside in its chain.

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The water rose up to about six feet and Zeus struggled to stay alive for six hours without being buried under the deluge. It apparently managed to keep its nose just above the water all the time.

Zeus used to be an aggressive animal but lost its aggression and did not respond to friendly human gestures after the flood incident. It even got irritated by the sound of tap water.

It died sadly however, on March 19 this year.

Credit: The Mirror newspaper

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