Refugees needing rescue from the harrowing effects of Hurricane Harvey include not just humans but also several kinds of animals. And it is in this kind of tragedies when we appreciate our neighbors who we seldom see every day. Here are some rescue stories of people extending a helping hand to their neighbor’s pets during the catastrophic storm.
Despite reports of an imminent storm hitting Houston, Texas, not everybody anticipated that it’s going to be a huge one. Some residents were caught up in the situation and immediately evacuated their homes, leaving their pets behind.
They had no slightest idea that the heavy rains would continue and cause high levels of flood covering their cities. And because they thought it was just another typical storm, some animals were left stuck in villages.
Unable to swim to reach the evacuation centers, most of the pets such as dogs and cats waited for rescue. Fortunately, their owners didn’t forget about them in the face of the fierce Hurricane Harvey. Some of the villagers called for help and reported they left their furry friends at home and luckily, there were rescuers who were very willing to save the animals.
In the video on the next page, you will see how some men rescued dogs and cats in a flooded neighborhood. The clip also highlighted some pet owners who brought their pet’s cages in the evacuation center. Distinctly, the lives of these furry babies are as important as human lives. They, too, require rescue and deserve a spot in the evacuation centers.
More Rescue Stories During Hurricane Harvey
But before Hurricane Harvey calmed down, “Good Samaritans” in some neighborhood helped each other in rescuing some pets. As per a People report, a dog was found in Victoria, Texas, tied to a telephone pole. The flood water is rising fast and naturally, the poor pup won’t be able to move or leave its spot because of the chain.
So it was so fortunate for this animal that a photographer saw him and was very gentle and kind to save him. If not for this news entity photographer, we can’t imagine what could have happened to the furbaby.
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