TEXAS (FOX NEWS) – Thousands of people have been fleeing Harvey’s floodwaters, or rescued by crews, but what about pets? Animal owners have incredible bonds with their furry friends and those friendships, on full display, in the form of storm victims clutching their cats and dogs, as they climb into rescue boats.
Unfortunately, sometimes there’s just no room, or time, for their pets and that’s where animal-loving volunteers are stepping in.
A German Shepard was found in a crate on a bus and a kind stranger, watched over him as he searches for the owner.
A Pitbull was found shivering on top of a car in a Houston suburb, surrounded by floodwaters. Rescuers said he tried to come down, but was too scared. That’s when they pulled out the snacks.
Fortunately, animal shelters around the region are opening their doors. Zeus rescue in New Orleans is already near capacity, but is willing to take in even more animals.
Many evacuation shelters do welcome pets now, but that wasn’t the case during Hurricane Katrina. Lots of storm shelters back then did not allow animals, so people ended up staying in their flooded homes, because they didn’t want to leave their pets behind.