Open dam floods animal rescue, rescuers work non-stop to help

Open dam floods animal rescue
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On Sunday, a dam north of Hankamer, Texas, was opened and the rising water flooded a shelter housing dozens of cats and dogs. Dallas DogRRR – Rescue.Rehab.Reform. issued an emergency plea as soon as they learned that their partner rescue, Tall Tails Animal Rescue, was in danger:

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This is our partner rescue down in Houston. We have several dogs in medical boarding there!

The rescue agency explained what happened:

We are in serious need of help! They opened the dam north of us and we got over a foot of water overnight…and it’s still rising! They’re going to release more water from upstream and more rain is on the horizon.

Thanks to the efforts of social media users, the authorities and other facilities in the area were alerted to the dire situation. As of 8:30 p.m. (local time), the latest on the flooded situation was posted to Facebook:

 Here is what we know. One more load of dogs has been removed from the house. Waiting on a number on how many are remaining. The dogs left are inside of the house and the house had not taken on any water.

They are being brought to the park. Trailers are needed to get the dogs to safety. They have no supplies they left with dogs in crates are the clothes on their backs. They need dog bowls, leashes, dog food, cat food, blankets, towels etc.

The final update on Monday evening was made at 10 p.m. (local time):

Kat & Kevin are alive- They have lost everything and only have the clothes on their backs- they took no personal belongings and their rescue vehicle is gone. They were able to get 15 more dogs out from the compound and Kevin and a battle buddy have just hopped in another boat to get more of the dogs and bring them back to the field off 61 at the pavilion.

Anyone hoping to help can send a donations via paypal at [email protected] OR Dallas DogRRR (which will make sure that donations are transferred to them.)


Note: If you can open up your home to foster a dog and are within 4 hrs of NYC, please apply at:

If you are within 3 hrs of Dallas Ft Worth, please apply at:


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  1. Sorry to the owners of the shelter that lost everything. It seems they got all of their dogs out of danger with help from Dallas Dogs RRR . Thank god they have gotten them to safety. Sharing so those nearby can give donations of what the dogs need since they have nothing, Prayers!

  2. This is heartstopping and heartbreaking! I live too far from Texas and more than 4hrs from NYC,but I can and will donate. I’m am praying for all,especially the strays of Texas who have nobody!

  3. Pleading for anyone that has a vehicle that can help rescue the remaining dogs and pigs offer your assistance to the brave men and the shelter owners who lost everything in order to safe their shelter animals!!! Bless you and praying for help to continue to come to your aid!!! Contributing to help in a small way????


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