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As waters continue to rise as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on south eastern Texas, citizens all over are stepping up to not only help each other but also animals in need. A group of citizens are seen in this video assisting with the rescue of several cats from a home in the Houston area. The cats are clearly soaked, cold, and distressed but thanks to these brave locals, they will be safe from harm very soon. Similar stories are being seen across the area, showing the rescue, love, and bond between eople and pets.

Along with good samaritans, shelters, and rescue groups are also out rescuing animals that have been left behind. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) started working days before the storm hit, one of many lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina. HSUS is working with several rescue groups including the Houston Humane Society and Wings of Rescue to help free up shelter space for the hundreds of displaced animals. Another organization, Austin Pets Alive, has already rescued hundreds of pets from the path of Hurricane Harvey and transported them to their shelter. The group has also created a website page specifically for help with Hurricane Harvey.

For many victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, the thought of leaving their pets behind is one of the toughest decisions. While many will be reunited with their pets during the aftermath, hundreds of people will unfortunately never see their pets again or be unable to take care of them because of the loss of their own homes and livelihoods. There are many ways you can help the animals impacted by Harvey including hosting a fundraiser, donating, signing up for training to help with future disasters, and spreading awareness by sharing updates and links to donate.

To help the HSUS Disaster Relief Fund with the rescue, care, and transport of animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey click here.

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0 comments on “These Heroic Houston Residents Stayed Behind to Help Rescue Animals in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey (VIDEO)”

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John Pasqua
1 Months Ago

MUST SAVE THEM ALL.


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paul cole
1 Months Ago

houston has a great spca and save thousands of domestic & wild animals every year, watch their show on animal planet its really awe inspiring.


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B. Sudnick
1 Months Ago

THAT REPORTER that filmed the poor cold wet opossum once and then went back to film it to \'get a good shot\' of that poor animal, should have just picked it up, wrapped it and taken it to a shelter. THAT WAS NOT RIGHT! LEAVE NO ANIMAL BEHIND! My sister and I have rescued many a wild animal without fear of being bitten. Such a \'man\'! Wow, likely would not rescue anyone or anything. EVER!


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paul cole
30 Aug 2017

the houston spca would take the opossum no questions asked, watch their program on animal planet you will be impressed.

John Pasqua
1 Months Ago

MUST SAVE THEM ALL FROM THIS NOW. NO LIVES LEFT BEHIND NOW.


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Carola
1 Months Ago

What the f--k is being done to evacuate/save OTHER animals besides "pets"? Other domesticated and captive animals?


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Jeff Biss
1 Months Ago

It is good to see the good people who are compelled to help out in dire situations! It gives hope.


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Karin
1 Months Ago

Who the f--k leaves and leaves behind their animals? They should not be allowed to have animals again if this is how they treat them and have so little regard for them.


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moonlit
29 Aug 2017

There could be many reasons. 1st most shelters do not allow animals. Now you might say then I would stay with my cat, but would you have your children stay or go without you? 2nd the cats most likely panicked and hid. The fact is we don\'t know what went on in that home and why they left without their cats. I do know when my cats get freaked out they run and hide.

paul cole
30 Aug 2017

until humans treat animals as having feelings and rights there will always be people who treat them like chattel, until more people think like you animals will always suffer but you give animals hope for a better life.



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