Woman refused to leave 21 dogs

Woman caring for 21 dogs refused to leave – rescuers helped them all

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A woman in Houston, Texas, was in charge of 21 dogs when her home flooded – she (and the dogs) had to move into the attic of her house when water rushed in on Sunday. According to Click 2 Houston News, Betty Walter was steadfast in her commitment to the dogs in her care, even though the majority were not even her own, and she refused to leave without them.

Walter waited 14 hours for help to arrive – as reported in TODAY, the perfect help showed up with a boat capable of carrying Walter’s entourage of dogs. The rescue angels were Buck Beasley, Jeremy Williams, and Anthony Hernandez – three men who were canvassing the area to help people (and pets) in need.

Walter expressed her gratitude to the men in a Facebook post:

To these amazing guys that help me and some of my neighbors dogs that I rescued. I was worried there was too many dogs on the boat and it would tipped over. I told them I would stay behind and for them to make 2 trips. They said NO we are taking all and you. We had 21 dogs on this boat. No place for any humans on this boat. We had to walk in water over my head to get out.

Though Walter and the nearly two dozen dogs are safe, she is worried about the future. Her home was nearly destroyed with water and she doesn’t have flood insurance for the repairs. People who have learned about her act of kindness have asked how they can help (donations to Betty Walter here) but Betty has asked for funds for an area rescue group – she wrote:

***UPDATE***** We remain safe and dry. So many people stepped up and donated to me and my immediate needs are met. If you would still like to help, please consider a donation to Bay Area Pet Adoptions. BAPA is the only no kill shelter in Galveston County. It is because of the support of this organization that I was able to shelter these dogs. Their volunteers and board members have dropped off medicine and supplies and have helped walk dogs, and of course, one of their volunteers took us and my neighbor with his dog into their home. www.bayareapetadoptions.org

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

Lost dog found by storm chaser in Texas – see what he did to get this pup back home.

Newborn foal stuck in the mud – watch a heartwarming video of his rescue here.


11 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    What more can you say. People helping people, working together regardless of your race,religion or political beliefs. Wonderful,caring people helping their neighbors.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    This woman has a special place waiting for her in Heaven. She refused to leave her charges and is a true hero. May God bless her.

  3. Star Shelley says:

    I my heart was fill with saddest and joy at the same time. Bless the volunteers who save them all and BAPA fdor helping her out. Angeles out there.

  4. ellen cottone says:

    shes an angel.
    and would not leave her children behind.
    she needed rescue.
    those were her terms.
    and rescue they did .
    she made sure of it.
    powerful stuff

  5. Cynthia Como says:

    This is what it’s all about!!!! Love this woman and the rescuers that stepped up! Maybe Blue’s owners,who took their small dog and left Blue all alone in a fenced back yard to drown should read this,instead of bashing rescuers! GOD BLESS THIS DEVOTED DOG LOVER AND THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED TO SAVE THESE PRECIOUS FURRY SOULS❤️

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Betty Walter is a HERO – she saved 21 dogs and refused to leave until ALL were rescued – I applaud her for her determination and compassion for those who could not save themselves – I saw on TV a poor dog left tied to a tree while the scumsuck owners left for shelter – HA – that shows exactly why I have little compassion for humans.

  7. Sherry D Hadley says:

    Betty is a hero! Just like a captain goes down with his ship, she was willing to go down with these dogs, rather than go on to safety alone. This is a beautiful selfless soul that makes me believe in humanity again!


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