Storm Desmond: Animals rescued in the floods

  • 7 December 2015
A man holds his dog as he wades through the flooded streets in Carlisle. Lots of people are having to carry their pets out of the their flooded homes to safety. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A man holds his dog as he wades through the flooded streets in Carlisle. Lots of people are having to carry their pets out of the their homes to safety.

Rescue teams have been working hard to save animals from the floods in North West England.

The flood waters left many pets and farm animals stranded in homes and fields.

Here are pictures of some of them being rescued.

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Image caption An endangered loggerhead sea turtle washed up on a beach in Ayrshire in Scotland. The turtle was rescued and is now being cared for at a sea life sanctuary.
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Image caption These two dogs and their owner look out of the window as they wait to be rescued in Carlisle.
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Image caption A stranded sheep has a lucky escape when it's rescued by fire service workers in Calthwaite in Cumbria.
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Image caption A dog is rescued from a flooded house in Carlisle. Emergency services worked through the night to help get people and animals to safety.
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Image caption The emergency services have helped rescue people and their pets using rubber dinghies to keep them dry.

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