While conducting a routine inspection of containers at the Bayport Container Terminal in Seabrook, Texas, on Jan. 31, Coast Guard members heard barking and scratching. The sounds alerted them to a container where they found a dog that had been trapped for at least eight days.
The crew —nicknaming her Connie the Container Dog— sprang into action, rescuing the pup, feeding and bathing her.
Connie was taken to an animal rescue so that she could put on some weight.
Marine inspectors from #USCG Sector #Houston-Galveston found a dog trapped inside a shipping container yesterday! The dog had been trapped more at least a week. The crew brought her to Pasadena Animal Shelter for further care. pic.twitter.com/00cRYv4lPl
— USCG Heartland (@USCGHeartland) February 1, 2024
Today, the marine science technicians assigned to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston reunited with Connie at the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in Texas, before she headed to the Washington, D.C., area to be adopted.