Sunday, August 19, 2018
Human Interest

All Eyes photo gallery: Pet rescues in Harvey's wake

As rescue efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, animal activists say that a stunning number of number of pets are being displaced. This gallery of photos shows the efforts in rescuing those impacted animals in southeastern Texas, finding safety in shelters and remaining close to their owners.

            

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

     

Joe Garcia carries his dog Heidi from his flooded home as he is rescued from rising floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas.

            

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

     

A person walks through a flooded street with a dog after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days.

            

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

     

Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the, "most terrifying event in his life," when Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter there on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas

            

Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP

     

A man reaches to take a small dog from a rescue truck at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding in Houston, Texas, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following Tropical Storm Harvey. Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.

            

AP Photo/Eric Gay

     

Sam Speights tries to hold back tears while holding his dogs and surveying the damage to his home in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. Speights tried to stay in his home during the storm but had to move to other shelter after his home lost its roof and back wall.

            

Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS

     

A dog stands guard over a section of the Saltgrass Estates apartments on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey destroyed the complex.

            

Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

     

A dog is helped from a boat after being rescued in Houston.

            

AP Photo/Gregory Bull

     

A dog looks out from a crate as a family is evacuated by boat from their apartment, surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Kingwood, Texas.

            

Lucian Perkins for The Washington Post

     

96-year-old Lena Pogue and her dog, Lucky, were rescued by police and volunteers from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Kingwood, Texas.

            

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

     

Vi Tran greets her husband Joseph and their dogs after being briefly separated when rescue boats evacuated them and their two young daughters from Houston's Meyerland area, Aug. 27, 2017.

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