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A dog stranded on top of a car to get away from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey was finally rescued after the video of a previously failed attempt went viral.

#SHARE and please #THANK these true #HEROESThe man holding this pup is Kyle Scott …

Posted by Jason Cooke on Monday, August 28, 2017

CBS11 shared a video of the rescuers attempting to reach the dog via boat. The boat was unable to get close enough for a safe rescue and the frightened dog thwarted any attempts rescuers could make to carry it to safety.

Two men, reported to be Kyle Scott and Roy Ethridge, later returned to the spot with their own boat. After earning the dog’s trust with snack sticks, they were able to complete the rescue.

The men named the dog Harvey.

RELATED: All the information you need to help Texans as flooding reaches “catastrophic” levels

Family Pet Left Alone And Scared In Floodwaters

UPDATE: CBS11's JD Miles can now report the dog was rescued and is OK. He shot this heart-breaking video of an abandoned pet in Houston. The frightened dog was too aggressive for rescue boats, which couldn't safely get close enough to save him. They had no choice but to leave him as flood waters quickly rose around him.

Posted by CBS DFW on Monday, August 28, 2017

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