Hurricane Harvey

As families continue to struggle from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the devastating reality is that many animals were left behind.


But that isn’t stopping animal lovers from doing what they can to rescue helpless furry friends from the torrential floods.

As the full extent of the damage from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana starts to become clear, many of us have been glued to coverage of urgent rescues, including of people’s pets.

A storm of this magnitude, with its unprecedented levels of rain and flooding, affects many animals in addition to our companion dogs and cats. There is great concern for cows and other livestock whose lives are threatened by the rising waters.

Video and pictures have been flooding social media of the various animal rescues taking place in the disaster zone.

Perhaps the most famous non-pet rescue, so far, is of a hawk who has been named Harvey. Harvey climbed into a taxicab to shelter from the storm — and a video of this went viral. Harvey, seen in another video wearing a tail guard, is now being cared for by staff of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, who are assessing his injuries and believe he wouldn’t have survived the storm without rescue.

Check out some of the videos and pictures below:

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