A dog has been spotted chained up and abandoned as flood waters from Hurricane Harvey rise around it.

Photographs taken on Saturday by the DailyMail.com show the dog chained to a telephone pole in Victoria, Texas, where as much as 10 inches of rain have inundated the area in the past 24 hours.

The photographer unleashed the stricken dog from the pole and brought it out of the water to safety. The county remains under a flash flood warning, and Texas officials have warned repeatedly against leaving pets and livestock tied up in the elements.

Nearby in Victoria, another dog was seen chained to a tree outside a mobile home in a puddle of water, also seemingly abandoned. In Roman Forest, Texas, about 150 miles north of Victoria, the police chief minced no words when it came to animal abusers.

'I promise you, that I will hold anyone accountable that unlawfully restrains their dog in extreme weather conditions,' Chief Stephen Carlisle said in a statement on Friday.

'Dogs are your family members too.' Carlisle pointed out there is a specific state law that prohibits leaving a dog tied up outside in any extreme weather conditions, including under a hurricane or tropical storm warning.

'Please do not keep your family members tied to a rope or chain' the police department in Montgomery County said on Facebook. 'It is against the law to keep a dog on a chain during extreme weather conditions.'

Other dogs have been found trying to find dry ground or something to hang on to, like this dog did to a guard rail. Fortunately for him, he was luckily rescued by 4 Paws Farm, who are in Texas and working tirelessly to help save stray and abandoned dogs.

Responses to "Chained Dogs Left To Die All Alone After Hurricane Harvey Flood "

  1. Gaetano says:

    Outrageous. Inconceivable that anyone would leave animals tied up in these conditions. Shame on them. Heartbreaking.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Pet owners that do this should be chained up like this themselves.

  3. How many millions more of innocent lives have to be lost before the Law does something to stop this senseless crimes commited. Animals are the most missunderstood being by humans. Animals have done so much for Us for thosands of years. They didn't ask for kind of treatments they recieve from people. PLEASE, stop the insanely cruelty.

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