People Band Together To Save Animals During Hurricane Harvey

If you’ve turned on the news or logged onto social media, you’ve seen images of the disaster that is currently sweeping southeast Texas.

Houston is being pummeled by Hurricane Harvey, and the storm isn’t over yet. As families struggle to find higher ground, the devastating reality is that many pets are getting left behind. While a few shelters allow animals, some force owners to keep them outside, and others don’t permit them at all.

But that isn’t stopping advocates and pet lovers from doing what they can to rescue our helpless furry friends from the torrential floods. This world can be tough, but in times of trouble, people always have a way of coming together.

1. First is this man, who not only defends the people of our country, but the animals in it.

2. And this guy, who left his belongings to be destroyed but refused to leave his dogs.

3. The U.S. Coast Guard knows that pets are family.

4. And these officers escorted a herd of cattle to higher ground.

5. This taxi driver let a hawk take refuge in his vehicle.

6. And these folks are determined to keep their family together.

7. These rescuers will be looking for displaced furry friends. No doubt they’ll be trying to reunite them with their families for weeks to come.

8. And these heroes wouldn’t dream of leaving a crate of defenseless kitties behind.

9. This good Samaritan saw a stranded dog and knew he had to help. 

10. And this rider wouldn’t leave until he knew the horses were freed.

Then there’s this shout-out for the Los Angeles fire department canines. Because in times like these, rescue dogs just wag their tails at the prospect of saving more lives.

You may know that iHeartDogs.com and iHeartCats.com partner with Greater Good. If you’d like to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, you can donate to the Emergency Disaster Relief for Victims in the Gulf Coast fund through Greater Good.