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Some Texas Flood Victims Are Losing Or Abandoning Their Dogs And The Photos Are Heartbreaking

But thanks to heroic rescuers, many of the pups are OK.

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However, some pet owners were forced to leave their pets behind, or lost them along the way.

HEARTBREAKING: This was Saturday. An abandoned dog left alone during the flood in TX. The photographer rescued it…


The dogs were then forced to deal with the flood on their own, like Blue, in this video. A video of Blue trapped on a car went viral after it was shared by a reporter from CBS 11.

We found him stranded on a car surrounded by floodwater. But I'm glad to report this dog abandoned by his owners ha…

The dog's owner, Charles Rogers, told CBS 11 he was unable to grab Blue and his other dog, and that he was hoping rescuers would grab him.

“I just jumped into survival mode,” Rogers said, noticing he only had a few minutes to react.

Blue, nicknamed "Harvey," was later rescued from the car and is doing well, according to CBS 11 reporter JD Miles.

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Another two dogs were spotted in a boat by CNN's Ed Lavandera.

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The pups were saved by neighbors, he reported, and their owners have been located. They told Lavandera they were unable to bring the pups, and thought leaving them in a boat was the best option for them to be rescued.

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In Lumberton, Texas, a group of good Samaritans rescued this pup from raging waters.

DOG RESCUE This is in Lumberton, Texas, down the street from my moms house. That's my brother in the black shirt.…

A rescue team from the Humane Society has also been helping save animals, like these cats that were trapped in a home.

Anthony Rathbun / Humane Society of the United States via AP Images

"The team rescues any animals they come across, possibly including swift water rescue," the Humane Society said on its blog.

The group is also helping to facilitate the transfer of shelter pets to other states in order to clear room in the local shelters for Harvey storm victims.

The issue has been compounded by the fact that some shelters, like the convention center in Houston, have told residents like D'Ona Spears, below, they cannot bring their dogs inside. By Monday, however, pets were being allowed inside the center in a designated area, Reuters reported.


Local animal shelters were also setting up mobile animal shelters so families could be near their pets.

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Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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