A photographer has captured an image which captures the dire situation facing the areas which are flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. According to AOL, the image was taken by CNN’s Ed Lavandera and then uploaded to Instagram.
Two dogs left behind in a boat. Sadly a family had to evacuate their flooded neighborhood in Dickinson, #Texas without their dogs. Hope they’re ok.
Thousands of residents in the area have been displaced from their homes because of the epic flooding caused by non-stop rain. Some people were forced to leave pets behind – tragically, images have shown that there are dogs who were left chained in rising water, their ultimate fate unknown.
Good Samaritans and shelter volunteers have been working round-the-clock to locate and rescue abandoned pets. On Monday morning, a desperate plea for help went out on behalf of animals who are being held at a flooded shelter in Hankamer – the Facebook post outlines the dire situation:
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. We’ve got to go and we’ve got to go now! We won’t leave the dogs so need help getting them out by boat. We need temporary places for them to stay as well. We will need about 20 more large crates. We’re still having trouble wrapping our heads around this and really aren’t sure where to begin. Can anyone get to us with a boat and a trailer so we can make several trips back and forth with dogs in crates?
413 Speights Loop Road
Hankamer, TX 77560
One glance at the image reveals how frightening this situation is…
The pleas for help are never-ending and the catastrophic flooding continues. According to the Washington Post, at least eight people are known to have perished in the area and thousands of people in southeast Texas have been displaced. Upwards of 25 inches of rain is expected to fall by Friday.
(Image via screenshot/Instagram/edlavacnn)
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