(HURRICANE HARVEY/ANIMAL RESCUE) Being the most powerful storm to hit the mainland in over a decade, Hurricane Harvey has completely wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana.

To put things in perspective, an estimated 20 trillion gallons dumped on the 2.3 million-person city of Houston since Harvey came ashore. Some parts of Texas received as much as 50 inches of rain, causing extensive property damage that could reach $190 billion.

The torrential rain, devastating winds, and widespread flooding has resulted in 39 human casualties and driven over one million people and their pets out of their flooded homes.

Fortunately, an extensive network of animal rescue groups from all over the U.S. are rushing to provide aid as first responders are working round-the-clock to save stranded pets. In Houston alone, there likely are thousands upon thousands of displaced pets in need.

These animals desperately need our help. Please consider making a donation, no matter how small, to make this life-saving work possible.

Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Animal Victims

Global Animal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that funds emergency animal rescue worldwide, is collecting donations to disperse between vetted organizations working on the ground in the affected areas to help with medical costs for injured animals, boarding and food, and reuniting lost pets with their guardians.

Your compassion in action and support of Global Animal Foundation can help save the lives of thousands of animals in crisis.

The HSUS animal rescue team successfully rescues two cats who were trapped in a home. Photo Credit: Anthony Rathbun/Humane Society of the United States

One of the many animal rescue groups providing aid and assistance in Texas, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team deployed to Houston before Harvey hit to move local shelter animals out of harm’s way and make room for incoming displaced pets.

Now, the Humane Society is coordinating with local officials on animal rescue and transport, answering calls 24-7 from those desperate to save their pets who were left behind in heavily flooded areas.

They are currently working on the ground rescuing animals in Dickinson and League City, and transporting animals who were up for adoption out of San Antonio, to make room for the pets of evacuated residents.

In the video clip below, witness the emotional footage of this week’s search and rescue efforts in Dickinson.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, and our gratitude goes out to the countless volunteers who have donated their time and finances to help those in need.