Flooded shelter, hard choices were made

Flooded shelter, ‘May God Forgive Us For the Choices We Had To Make’

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Despite round-the-clock rescue efforts, all of the animals at a flooded shelter in Hankamer, Texas, have not been saved. Water released from a dam north of the facility has overwhelmed the kennels of the Tall Tails Animal Rescue.

Early Tuesday morning, the latest on the dire situation was posted to social media:

Please pray for us and our dogs. Its non-stop raining here. We are laying on a picnic table near all the dogs we could get. Trying to catch a little sleep to regain strength for tomorrow. Please pray to whatever God or spiritual being you pray too. And may God forgive us for the choices we had to make today.”

Adding hopeless words about the heartbreaking conditions:

in no way shape or form are the animals safe. Last night Kevin and Megan went back very very late and it was unsafe, in the matter of 1 hour the water rose 3 inches. Dogs and Pigs still remain at the property and another dam may be released this morning.

Anyone in the area who is willing and able to help can do so by donating:

(Animals are located at this park)
Whites Park Pavillion
off I-10 exit 61 Anahuac TX

Dog bowls
Cleaning supplies
Large sized crates
Warm clothing for adults

Monetary donations can be made to the partner rescue agency’s website : Dallasdogrrr.org

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.

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Adding to the list of flood victim misery – fire ants. Read more about this threat here.

After 20 years, re-homed pony is back with his owner – watch the beautiful video here



13 replies
  1. Linda Szymoniak says:

    OMG, so many people and animals in need. Human death toll is at least ten. I don’t even want to think about how many animals – both domestic and wild – have died from the hurricane and subsequent flooding. If you are in Texas and in or near the affected area, please stay safe. And, if you can help these rescuers and the animals they are trying so hard to save, please offer to foster, adopt, or even just get them supplies they need. This going beyond heartbreaking!

  2. Red says:

    Shared on facebook…
    Dear Lord please keep your hand on all the people and animals in Houston and spare their lives from this catastrophic flooding.

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    My heart goes out to all those affected by this monster catastrophe. And my heart is breaking for all the pets that died.

  4. Sherry D Hadley says:

    OMG I thought ya’ll had gotten them all to safety. This is heartbreaking. This is a terrifying slow death with water rising! TEARS…..Just Pray. Just Pray for them all.

    • Wendye Ray says:

      Tall tails had no evacation plan even though supporters asked them days in advance to get to safety. Tall tails lied about the number of animals that were actually at the place. 140 animals, 2 people, 1/2 acre…no one can properely care for this many animals. Tall tails had an open SPCA investigation 1/2017-7/2017. Do you research

  5. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! This is why when I about impending disasterous bad weather coming I start freaking out for the animals! I’m having nightmares over all of this and it’s going to get worse before it gets better! All I can do is continue to pray and donate. HEARTBREAKING

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    I hope those who just turn around and walk away from these helpless animals can live with themselves – they cannot help themselves and I hope there are some humans who will risk the danger to save these animals.

  7. M Rogers says:

    The animals were saved from this shelter, finally. The police finally stepped up and helped get them ALL along with the rescue owners. The news reporters need to get all their information correct before spreading things that are not facts. I’m appalled at the coverage being given along with the show boating of some agencies. The area with the direct hit, Rockport, has gotten very little coverage or help.

    • Alan says:

      On face book it was commented that the sheriff wasn’t being truthful by claiming the owner’s purposely left some dogs there and he, the sheriff rescued them.

  8. ellen cottone says:

    sheriffs lying ass cost them precious time.
    I would like to know how , why and what will be done as punishment with his choice to deceive.
    when plenty of people could have gone in and delivered animals from a horrible, horrible end.
    trapped and drowning and none of their people friends with them.
    horrible. I dont blame Harvey hes just doing his thing and levies break thats part of their thing no real surprise.
    but what this sheriff did.
    Is the real crime
    so you can imagine all his other crimes.


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