A puppy was discovered chained to a pole and fell as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rose up to roll around.
A photographer recorded the moment a dog was chained to a telephone pole and was waiting to die on August 25 in Victoria County, Texas, USA, according to Long Room. The photographer then removed the dog’s leash and brought it out of the flooded area to safety. The animal was lucky to escape the danger of drowning in flood water.
Near Victoria, another dog was seen chained to a tree outside a mobile home, likely also abandoned. Texas authorities repeatedly remind residents not to tie or chain pets and livestock to objects.
According to Stephen Carlisle, police chief in Roman Forest, Texas, about 240km north of Victoria, state law prohibits leashing dogs outdoors during unusual weather conditions such as tornadoes or tropical storms.
A cow struggles to keep its head out of the water. Photo: Reuters.
Victoria County was directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey and quickly flooded with less than 25 centimeters of rain in just 24 hours. The storm will sweep across Texas next week, threatening hundreds of kilometers of coastline with fierce winds and treacherous walls of water bouncing inland.