Since last week, devastating floods in Louisiana have taken the lives of at least 7 people and 20,000 have been rescued but some brave locals are still refusing to leave the area to save helpless animals from drowning.


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Last Friday, Louisiana’s Denham Springs Animal Shelter was so flooded that only its roof was visible. “The dedicated staff and volunteers fought to save as many animals as possible from the flood waters, eventually having to unlatch the kennel doors and let the dogs swim out and climb onto the roof,” the rescue wrote on GoFundMe. The animals were then transported with boats to safety and neighbors who didn’t evacuate have been helping the local organizations to provide temporary care for the animals. Many other animals were saved too, for example, a man was seen pulling a boat full of sheep to safety. “It’s Noah’s ark Cajun-style,” Christie Noel commented on Facebook. As of Sunday, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has also rescued a total of 2,324 people and 464 animals. Though the rains have eased this Monday, forecasters warn that the threat is far from over.

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Louisiana floods have taken the lives of at least 7 people but some locals are staying behind to rescue animals

Image credits: Heidi Bellard

Last Friday, Louisiana’s Denham Springs Animal Shelter was so flooded that only its roof was visible

Image credits: Denham Springs Animal Shelter

“The dedicated staff and volunteers fought to save as many animals as possible from the flood waters”

Image credits: Denham Springs Animal Shelter

“Eventually having to unlatch the kennel doors and let the dogs swim out and climb onto the roof”

Image credits: Denham Springs Animal Shelter

The animals were then transported with boats to safety

Image credits: Denham Springs Animal Shelter

Neighbors who didn’t evacuate have been helping the local organizations to provide temporary care for the animals

Image credits: Denham Springs Animal Shelter

As of Sunday, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has also rescued a total of 2,324 people and 464 animals

Image credits: Pam Leavy

Faith in humanity restored once again

Image credits: Denham Springs Animal Shelter