Pets, animals rescued from Harvey floodwaters

Shelters in the storm-damaged areas of Texas are opening their doors to both animals and their owners, including the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston which is sheltering around 200 pets already.
1:14 | 08/29/17

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And we're back now with more on the disaster in Texas and the dangerous mission to rescue stranded flood victims and their pets. People fear they might have to leave their animals behind due to all those rising waters so ABC's senior meteorologist rob Marciano is in Houston with more on what's going on on that angle. Rob, good morning. Hi, Amy. We so love our animals, don't we? During hurricane Katrina nearly 250,000 dogs and cats were displaced or died and some refused to evacuate for fear of abandoning pets. Now plans require a plan for pet and people are encouraged to evacuate with them and that's what we saw time and time again throughout the storm people carrying their wet furry friends out of the floodwaters. Leaving any sort of personal possession behind and taking their pets because they are truly family members. Some tips for you, always have a plan for your pet, have a ziploc bag with a picture and medical records, preferably have them chipped and Facebook during a storm have great pages that match up owners with their animals. You know, my dog, I love her, I would carry her through hell or high water and I know, George and Amy, you feel the same way. Leaving them behind is not an option. It makes total sense. Thisser members of the family, rob, thank you for that.

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