Fathima Shaw is a copywriter from Chennai, India.
Chennai has recently been hit by extreme flooding, with reports estimating that 280 people have died in the last month as a result of the heavy rain.
Last week, during a heavy downfall, Shaw posted on her Facebook about an encounter that she claimed happened on her way home from work.
The post has been shared hundreds of times since 1 December.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Shaw maintained the event had occurred and said the reaction to her post had been overwhelming.
"I haven't seen him [the dog] again," she said, "but I'm hoping I do – getting a lot of requests to adopt him!"
Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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