See PETA Rescue Stranded Animals in Texas (Video, Photos)

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Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of the Texas Gulf Coast, and PETA’s Community Animal Project rescue team members, along with a staffer from our sheltering partner Virginia Beach SPCA, spent a week on the ground in Texas, where they trudged through the floodwater to search for abandoned, lost and injured animals.

These dogs had been stranded in their house for 4 days but we got them to safety ❤️ Freddie couldn't stop wagging his tail once he was reunited with his mom! #Harvey

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Check out some of our photos and videos from the field, showing many of the animals we helped.

When our rescue team heard barking from the back of a house, they found these dogs standing on a makeshift wooden shelf. We carried them back to the boat and gave them the water and food they needed ❤️ #Harvey

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Friday, September 1, 2017

The couch was the only thing she could wait for help on without touching the floodwater. Six-month-old Diamond was rescued by our team & reunited with her grateful human ❤️ #Harvey

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Friday, September 1, 2017

These dogs were trapped in a flooded house. Luckily, we were able to break into the house (with permission) & rescue them ❤️ #Harvey

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Thursday, August 31, 2017

This wasn’t the first time PETA’s rescue team came to the aid of animals put at risk by a natural disaster. Last year, supporters like you helped our team rescue animals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after historic flooding there drove thousands from their homes. PETA’s team was also on the ground helping animals in the wake of hurricanes Gustav, Irene, and Sandy, and we used boats to rescue dozens of animals stranded inside homes and on rooftops and balconies when Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans.

What You Can Do

Never leave your animals behind in a natural disaster. Hurricanes are not preventable, but the unnecessary suffering and death of animal companions are.

PETA’s Animal Emergency Fund makes it possible for us to respond quickly when disasters like the flooding in Texas put animals in danger. They, too, are devastated by natural disasters, and they, too, deserve all the help that they can get. Please click the button below to support PETA’s critical work for animals by making a special gift right now.

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