- Nico the dog was filmed helping volunteers clear the streets in Guaynabo
- The Belgian Malinois is seen dragging a branch in his mouth
- Puerto Rico was devastated by category five Hurricane Maria last week
- The hurricane left millions on the island without power and destroyed homes
A helpful hound has been filmed clearing branches from the hurricane-ravaged streets of Puerto Rico.
Nico the Belgian Malinois is seen picking up a large branch in his mouth and dragging it to an area full of fallen trees in Guaynabo, near San Juan.
The Caribbean island is still recovering from the devastation of last week’s category five Hurricane Maria, which left homes destroyed and millions without power.
Nico joined volunteers who were working to clear roads of fallen trees and other storm debris on the island.
Nico the Belgian Malinois was recorded helping volunteers clear branches and other debris from the streets of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, near San Juan
He struggled at first, with his feet tangled in the branch but dragged it over to an pile full of fallen trees
The video has garnered more than 2.3million views since being posted to Facebook last week
The video originally posted to Facebook has garnered more than 2.3million views since being posted last week.
The pup struggles at first, and is seen with his paws tangled in the branches but perseveres and pulls the branch off the road.
Nico’s owner Ricardo Hernandez Carro is from San Juan and described his dog as a very smart working dog who learns quickly. He added in a Facebook comment: ‘He saw what we were doing and decided to help out on his own!’
Onlookers can be heard in the background of the video laughing at the dog’s efforts and yelling ‘good boy!’.
Nico’s owner Ricardo Hernandez Carro from San Juan described his dog as ‘very smart’ and said he just wanted to help
The American island was devastated by category five Hurricane Maria last week, leaving homes destroyed and millions still without power