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.
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UPDATE AS OF 8:33 pmWe appreciate your patience as we are trying to monitor and get updates. 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. Donations can be made via paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dallas DogRRR (we will make sure all donations are transferred to them.)–REAL TIME UPDATE FROM HOUSTON-THE BOATS HAVE TURNED AROUND AND WE NEED MORE BOATS. Our dogs are there and Kat & Kevin Need our help now. They have lost everything. Boats arrived and then turned around once they heard they were saving cats and dogs!!!!! Their lives matter too!!Our Rescue Partners in Houston have never EVER turned their back on any animals in need and today they have been disgraced when the boats turned around and refused to help all of the animals in the Medical boarding compound. Any time we have ever called Kat to get a dog from the euth list or on the streets, she has ALWAYS gone within 5 minutes. As of this moment Kat was able to remove 100 dogs from the compound and get them on a field in crates. 30 dogs and cats remain at the compound and Kat has been forcibly removed from the property and the emergency crew would not take the rest of the dogs. These dogs will not survive unless we get the word out now. Mcbeth our dog is one of those 30 dogs and Harlin is out in the field in the crate. Emergency personnel is threatening to turn every dog loose. This is it. PLEASE DO NOT BASH ANYONE ON HERE. PLEASE TAG AND SHARE–We need boats to get to Kats now! Break down the damn door break the windows ram through the gates and help save lives PLEASE. We are oofering a $3,000 reward if you can get the dogs out PLEASE HELP. These dogs will be dead in the next few hoursDonate at: dallasdogrrr.ORG/DONATETo foster or adopt a HARVEY RELEIF DOG and you live within 4 hrs of nyc please fill out an app at :nycsecondchancerescue.orgIf you are withing 3 hours of Dallas Ft Worth fill the app out at our texas branch partners of : DallasDogrrr.org413 Speights Loop RoadHankamer, TX 77560Please share, we need help and we need it NOW!!!We have been in contact with her since Friday they have been fine and out of the danger zone she is not in the mandatory evacuation area. They order certain areas that needed to be mandatory again she was not in those areas she has been out of the danger zone. She was actually taking evacuees dogs. she woke up to all this water after they opened 3 dams.
Posted by Dallas DogRRR – Rescue.Rehab.Reform on Monday, August 28, 2017
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