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Owners rescue their dogs as Houston plunges into chaos

Colin Campbell
Managing Editor
Naomi Coto carries Simba as she evacuates her home after the Houston area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday, is expected to dump upwards of 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next few days. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

South Texas residents, fleeing Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters, have done their best to rescue their canine companions.

Facing rising sea levels and a never-ending torrent of rain, Texans have taken to hoisting their dogs above their shoulders while marching to safety.

Slideshow: Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey >>>

Not all the pups have been able to flee with their families. As with Hurricane Katrina, several dogs separated from their owners have been rescued by first responders. In a touching story, a storm chaser found a lost dog, Cash, and ended up returning him to his owner.

While another dog sparked a viral moment by helping out:

Here are additional photos of the dogged pets surviving the storm:

Volunteers and officers from the neighborhood security patrol help rescue residents and their dogs in Houston’s upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Bentley, a 10-year-old Maltese, takes refuge with his owner in a school after they lost their home to Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
J.G. Roberson walks his dog, Peace, past a trailer overturned by the winds of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Aransas Pass, Texas. Roberson rode the storm out in his own trailer. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)
A woman carries her dog into a collector’s vintage military truck to evacuate from floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. Rick Wilking/Reuters/TPX Images of the Day
Evacuees Robin Alter, left, and her daughter Melissa Alter walk their dog, Dexter, into the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf Coast with rain, causing widespread flooding, in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. Nick Oxford/Reuters
Julie holds her dog, Pee-wee, as they wait to be evacuated to Austin after losing their home to Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017. Adrees Latif/Reuters

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