I was particularly touched by the series of photos #20 showing the rescue of a small dog that got swept into a bay in Melbourne by high winds. I am a total sucker for animal rescue stories and hate it when animals die or are treated badly in real life or in fiction.
This is perhaps a good occasion to repost the dramatic video of an event that occurred in October 2006 when more than one hundred horses got trapped in a small patch of dry land as a result of a sudden flood in the Netherlands in which 18 horses drowned. Days went by and rescue attempts failed. The horses seemed to be getting desperate until four women decided to try a different approach.
The episode has been set to music but the sound kicks in only after a minute into the video.