Owners separated from their pets call Humane Society trying to get them rescued
Fire ants and alligators have been spotted in floodwaters
Rescuers have not only saved stranded residents, but have been plucking pets from the floodwaters in the aftermath of Harvey.
Over recent days, dramatic images have surfaced of humans and animals struggling in floodwaters – from a cowboy trying to rescue a horse to drenched Texans clutching their beloved animals through rising floodwater.
Pets have comforted their owners in their time of distress. And in the case of Otis, the dog spotted carrying a bag of dog food, a moment of levity amid a major disaster.
Finding pets separated from their owners
Amid the chaos of Harvey, owners and pets have gotten separated.
With their neighborhood flooded and unable to return home, some owners are calling the Humane Society for help getting their pets rescued.
On Wednesday, two workers from The Humane Society of the United States waded through knee-deep water and trudged into a destroyed home in Dickinson, Texas.
They searched the flooded house for a cat and dog. Although they whistled and called for the missing animals, they were greeted with silence.
At a nearby house, two, loose dogs – Snoopy, an 8-year-old poodle and Abby, an 8-year-old English poodle had been found. The owner was called after the dogs were taken to a nearby shelter.
Soon, a family member of the owner came to retrieve the dogs.
“My father-in-law can sleep tonight. He will be happy,” said Ryan Johnson, who came to pick up the dogs.