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30 Heartbreaking Pictures Of Animals Affected By Harvey

As floodwaters continue to rise in Houston and surrounding areas, animals that are unable to fend for themselves are at the mercy of rescuers.

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Naomi Coto carries Simba on her shoulders as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with floodwater from Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 27 in Houston.

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Volunteers and officers from the neighborhood security patrol help to rescue residents and their dogs in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood on Aug. 27 in Houston.

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Sam Speights holds two of his dogs as he checks on the damage to his home on Aug. 27, in Rockport, Texas. Speights tried to stay in his home during the storm but had to move to other shelter after his lost his roof and back wall.

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

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Director of Friends for Life animal shelter, Salise Shuttlesworth, holds a dog at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Aug. 28.

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