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From Hawk To Horse: Animal Rescues During Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers unpack one of 35 dogs flown from Texas shelters to Seattle in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. The dogs nearing in Seattle were already in Texas shelters when Harvey strike and are being eliminated so animals replaced from a flooding can be cared until they can be reunited with their families.

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Volunteers unpack one of 35 dogs flown from Texas shelters to Seattle in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. The dogs nearing in Seattle were already in Texas shelters when Harvey strike and are being eliminated so animals replaced from a flooding can be cared until they can be reunited with their families.

Elaine Thompson/AP

As a full border of a repairs from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana starts to turn clear, many of us have been glued to coverage of obligatory rescues, including of people’s pets.

A charge of this magnitude, with a rare levels of sleet and flooding, affects many animals in further to a messenger dogs and cats. There is good regard for cows and other stock whose lives are threatened by a rising waters.

Animals who competence not come initial into a minds as whirly victims are impacted also. This video, formed on stating by KXAS/NBC Dallas’ Brian Curtis, shows an tired and tremor opossum resting on a overpass in downtown Houston.

Apparently this opossum was not taken to shelter. It is uplifting, though, to see how many other animals have been rescued.

Here are only a few of my favorite examples.

Perhaps a many famous non-pet rescue, so far, is of a hawk who has been named Harvey. Harvey climbed into a taxicab to preserve from a charge — and a video of this went viral. Harvey, seen in another video wearing a tail ensure protector, is now being cared for by staff of a Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, who are assessing his injuries and trust he wouldn’t have survived a charge but rescue.

A woman named Jamie Yuna posted a video of her husband, Jeff, and his nephew who ecstatic a weed canopy from shoal flooding waters behind into a pool during a golf march influenced by Harvey.

A lady identified as Alicia Plunkett was filmed by Jason Allen of Dallas’ CBS hire as she saved bats in risk of drowning.

The glow dialect of College Station, Texas, posted this video of their rescue of a equine stranded by Harvey floodwaters.

Videos like these assistance remind us to dilate a round of care in healthy disasters.

For those of us means to make a concession to assistance tellurian victims replaced by Hurricane Harvey, a thought of promulgation supports along also to animal rescue organizations is a good one.

The work of initial responders and “regular” people who are stepping adult to assistance in Harvey’s arise — with tellurian and non-human rescues both — is justification of bravery and compassion.

Barbara J. King is an anthropology highbrow emerita during a College of William and Mary. She mostly writes about a cognition, tension and gratification of animals, and about biological anthropology, tellurian expansion and gender issues. Barbara’s new book is Personalities on a Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat. You can keep adult with what she is meditative on Twitter: @bjkingape