A Look at the Everyday Heroes Risking Their Lives to Save Pets Trapped by Hurricane Harvey
With rain still pummeling the Houston area, the effects of Hurricane Harvey — now downgraded to a tropcial storm — are being felt by everyone in America's fourth largest city, pets included. Thankfully, there are countless rescuers, volunteers and Good Samaritans working to ensure every person and pet finds a dry and safe place to ride out the rest of the storm.
Here, Joe Garcia carries his dog Hedi from his flooded home in Spring, Texas, to a rescue boat.
Felipe Grande carries a dog in each arm from his apartment in the Houston area.
Officers from a neighborhood security patrol help residents of River Oaks in Houston rescue their pets.
Andrew White helps his neighbor and her dog find safety from the severe flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Houston residents carry their pets through the flood waters on Mercury Drive.
A man carefully floats his dogs on an air matress through the flood waters filling Houston's major roads.
A bulldog is carried to safety after being rescued in Spring, Texas.
A pet owner in Houston, Texas, makes sure to bring his dog as he evacuates his flooded neighborhood.
John Tuan returns to his flooded home to rescue his dog that was stuck inside.
A volunteer rescuer helps move a stranded dog to dry land in Houston.
Volunteers help save a cat from the flood waters.
Volunteers help keep a cat abandonded during Hurricane Harvey dry and safe.
A volunteer rescuer walks through the flood waters while working to keep a recently saved dog dry.
A rescuer helps a family saved from the flood waters carry their cat and belongings to safety.
First responders help rescue entire families, pets included, from the devastating effects of the storm.