Both a man and the animals from a local animal sanctuary have been saved. The animals were on the first floor of the flooded sanctuary and unable to escape due to severe floods trapping both the animals and their owner inside.
Jon the owner of Big Reds animal sanctuary refused to leave his animals behind and head for safety, instead he stayed behind to help care for his animals. Unfortunately some animals perished in the floods but he was able to get majority of the dogs and other animals to the safety of the second floor.
Through the help of locals all coming together he was able to get vital supplies such as blankets and food to both himself and the animals.
On Sunday two men, Steve Ralph and Brian Moore, swam to the sanctuary, to save the remainder animals with a rubber dingy, they were placed in cages and taken to safety, 12 dogs and 3 cats in total were rescued from the flooded sanctuary. Jon was then air lifted from the building by a Guardia Civil helicopter.