Chained to a post, the dog could only sit still and watch the flood around him.
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.
Another number with the same fate was abandoned by the owner in the storm. Photo: Ruaridh Connellan.
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 dangerous walls of water bouncing inland.
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