Texas residents refuse to leave pets behind as they flee Harvey

Texas residents refuse to leave pets behind as they flee Harvey

Texas residents refuse to leave pets behind as they flee Harvey. Many Texans grabbed not only their valuables but also the dogs, cats, birds and other pets as they fled the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Dozens of people with dogs arrived only to be told they could not bring them inside or that animal services were not available to care for their pets. That included Rosana Nagera, 27, who took shifts with her husband in the rain with their shivering dog. As authorities grappled with a growing number of residents arriving at shelters with pets, the storm continued to threaten thousands of other animals.

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