People Stay Behind To Save Stranded Cats From Flood In Houston

Posted in Cat Stories - On: August 31, 2017 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: August 31, 2017  
Author:  Jan Travell

Hurricane Harvey has left many people stranded in Texas, but it wasn’t only the residents that were affected – countless pets were also affected by the floods and sadly, many of them were left behind.

A picture of six cats rescued on August 28 is going viral. Theses lucky kitties were found in the Houston area and then safely transported to an animal shelter where they got all the help they needed. As you can imagine, it’s been a very busy time for local rescue organizations such as SPCA of Texas and Austin Pets Alive. Since the beginning of the emergency, they have successfully transported hundreds of animals from the affected areas to their shelters or foster homes.

“From the fosters who waited in line for over two hours to help give an animal a safe and dry place to stay, to the amazing donors showing up with carloads of much needed items, to online funding support – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” APA said. “As we continue to care for the animals we have already saved, we have to prepare for even more animals who will need us in the coming days.”

Residents got together to save many cats that were stranded in the flooded areas.

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The six kitties that were found in the Houston area were safely transported to an animal shelter.


Austin Pets Alive and Texas SPCA have had their busiest time ever looking after the rescued and abandoned animals.


Because of the fabulous efforts made by the people that stayed behind, thousands of pets have been rescued from the floods.

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Lots of people have offered to act as foster parents and provide much needed homes for the rescued kitties.


A big thank you to the people that stayed behind to help all the animals in need and the caring people that provided temporary homes and online funding support.


Watch the video here:

More info at Austin Pets Alive and Facebook

( h/t: boredpanda )

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Click here to see a mama cat that knew what to do to save her only kitten!

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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