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C-Lisa had her head just above water when the KRPC news crew found her C-Lisa had her head just above water when the KRPC news crew found her
HOUSTON -

You may remember the recent story of a Houston dog chained to a porch in flood waters up to her head. While news crews from KPRC were out covering the flooding on Memorial Day, they saw the dog with her head barely above water, and pulled their boat over to rescue her. 

Who would abandoned their dog like that? In an update from the same crew, they say the found the owner, who told them he tried to come back for her. 

62-year-old Mario Gallardo lost his leg to diabetes and left his home before the flooding got really bad for dialysis treatment. 

"When I left here, never in a million years would I guess it was going to come up this high," Gallardo told KPRC.

Gallardo says he left his house high and dry on Memorial Day, but returned a few hours later to find water in the streets and police enforcing a mandatory evacuation. He says he told police he needed to get some stuff, but didn't specifically mention his dog, who he calls "C-Lisa." 

 "They wouldn't let me. They just told 'no you gotta go.' So I left, and the next day that's when it got up real high. And that's the day I was doing dialysis," Gallardo said.

The next day the news team found the dog with her head barely above water and freed her from the porch.

"We came up in an air boat and she was chained to that post right there and the only thing above water was her head. And the water was rising," KPRC Reporter Phil Archer said.

"That's why I had left these chairs up here so she could have gotten up there...Most of the time she's up there. I couldn't believe she was down here when the water was here," Gallardo said referring to how high the water was up on his home.

C-Lisa was found to be infested with heartworms and fleas, but otherwise okay. She's been adopted by Ft. Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls and his family and Gallardo says he's okay with that.

"They find somebody to keep her, hey, good you know, I don't mind," Gallardo said. 

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