'Little Brown Dog' rescued from Matthew floods finds new home in Charlotte

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The video of a little brown dog chasing after a CMPD Animal Control truck on a flood-ravaged road in Edgecomb County was destined to go viral.

Many said the little dog knew she might find someone in the truck to help her. She was right.

In October, Senior Animal Control Officer Scott Kish was in Edgecomb County working to help all the stray and misplaced animals after floods destroyed hundreds of homes.

"Driving down the road and I looked in the mirror. They started videotaping this dog following us. We went about three to four blocks," Kish said.

The dog wasn't giving up.

"I turn around, and that little brown dog is sitting in the passenger seat, where I was," he said.

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Officers were determined to help the dog they aptly named "Little Brown Dog" find her way back home. She was held at the Edgecomb County Animal Control office for months. No one came to claim her.

What could have been a hard luck ending for the dog has turned into a touching story of a rescue success.

"LBD" has now been re-named "Charlotte," and she's found a new home here too.

Julia Conner is a humane education specialist with CMPD's Animal Care and Control. She is also Charlotte's new mom. She'll being working with Officer Conner to help educate the public on a wide variety of topics concerning animals.

Charlotte will be taking the reins from "Ebony" who's been filling the role for several years. Ebony is a 14-year-old mix breed dog who is settling into retirement just as soon as she teaches Charlotte the ropes.

"Being able to take a dog like this and bring her into an opportunity where she can thrive, considering where she came from. It's a great feeling," Officer Conner said.

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