As Hurricane Harvey sweeps Texas, it has destroyed numerous houses and trapped thousands of people.
Many good Samaritans have stepped in to assist emergency workers in rescuing stranded persons and animals in flooded areas.
These six cats in the Houston area were discovered during the rescue on August 28 and taken to the shelter for assistance.
Many people in Texas are assisting those in need, both human and animal, to get them out of the floodwaters.
These six kittens have been reunited with their family and are now secure.
Six cats saved!
Rescue captured in this video:
Hundreds of animals have been relocated from the devastated areas to local rescue groups such as the SPCA of Texas and Austin Pets Alive.
Austin Pets Alive! has rescued over 235 animals from Harvey’s path over the weekend. The number has nearly doubled in less than 24 hours.
The families of many of these animals have been split.
This kitty’s microchip is checked in order to assist him in locating his owners.
“Without the help of fosters, donors, and volunteers, we would not have been able to save and care for all of these creatures – and our already overcrowded shelter! We thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts, from the fosters who waited in line for over two hours to help provide an animal a safe and dry home to stay, to the great donors who showed up with carloads of much-needed things, to the online fundraising support “APA! exclaimed the speaker.
“However, we still have a lot of work to do. We must continue to care for the animals we have already rescued while also preparing for the arrival of even more animals in the coming days.”
By the end of the week, they expect to have transported 1,000 animals to their rescue.
The picture of Otis the dog has become a symbol of “Texan resilience.”
Tiele Dockens stated, “This dog is going through Sinton TX carrying a complete bag of dog food with him.” The astute German Shepherd mix clung to the food, ensuring that his stomach was never empty. His owners were ultimately reunited with him thanks to the photo.