VIDEO: Stranded Irish donkey rescued by local heroes

© Animal Heaven Animal Rescue
Ireland had a tough weather weekend, but it was nothing in comparison to this donkey.

Parts of the country received a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, causing serious flooding and costing the country millions in repairs, but the clouds of Storm Desmond have a silver lining - two lovable internet stars.

Suzanne Gibbons, founder of Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR), posted a cry for help on the community’s Facebook page Sunday.

A donkey in Killorglin, County Kerry, was stranded in deep flooding.

Code red. Todays emergency. Please help me. There is a donkey stranded in deep flooding in Kilorglin. I need a boat and men to help. I have ropes ect Please ring 087 3157085 Please get me help

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Well, ask and you shall receive.

Mike Flemming from Killorglin Rowing Club, Suzanne, and two other AHAR volunteers set off on a rescue mission, not knowing if Mike's small boat would be able to tow the animal.

Many called it “dangerous”, particularly since Suzanne doesn't know how to swim.

Thankfully for us, Suzanne does know how to work a camera and captured every nail biting moment.

We don’t want to give away the ending, but... they name the donkey Mike.

Ive got a boat we wont know if its big enough to tow him until we get there. Wish me luck I cant swim 󾌵

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, 6 December 2015

We have him pray we get him to the shore line

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Gooooo on! We did it!!!!

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Never say something cant be done just do it. Declan and Mike were beyond brave. So many people told me don't do it...

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Mike would like to say hello to all his fans and say thank you very much for all your lovely comments wishing him well....

Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Monday, 7 December 2015

Mike the Donkey isn't the only star to emerge out of Storm Desmond.

Teresa Mannion, the brave correspondent from the Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, became an instant legend when her passionate storm report went viral. What a trooper.