Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey’s historic torrential rains left thousands of people stranded in the Houston area today while rescuers — public officials, as well as neighbors and good Samaritans — took to the air and water in an attempt to pluck them to safety.

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 water rescues have taken place in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, as workers continue to locate survivors of the deadly storm, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The Red Cross says, if needed, they are prepared to handle 350 people in the Delco Center. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 24 dogs, 20 cats, and 5 birds have been registered and volunteers from the Austin Animal Center say they can handle approximately 20 more animals depending on size.

Facing rising sea levels and a never-ending torrent of rain, many Texans have taken to carrying their pets to safety. Here’s a look at some of four legged friends rescued during Hurricane Harvey. (AP/Yahoo News)

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Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

John Tuan returns to rescue his dog who was left in his flooded house in the Clodine district after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A boy hugs his grandmothers’ dog after being rescued from rising floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, on Aug. 28, 2017. A deluge of rain and rising floodwaters left Houston immersed and helpless, crippling a global center of the oil industry and testing the economic resiliency of a state thats home to almost 1 in 12 U.S. workers. (Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Joshua Lopez, 9, holds puppy Cali outside of College Park High School which was set up as a temporary shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuaees in The Woodlands, Texas on August 30, 2017. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A cow swims trying to get out of the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters near East Columbia, Texas on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Pets belonging to evacuees sit in a crate at the Delco Center in east Austin, August 27, 2017. The Red Cross says, if needed, they are prepared to handle 350 people in the Delco Center. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 24 dogs, 20 cats, and 5 birds have been registered and volunteers from the Austin Animal Center say they can handle approximately 20 more animals depending on size.
(Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A boy and girl hug their grandmothers’ dogs after being rescued from rising floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A man carries his dog through flood water after being evacuated from the rising water following Hurricane Harvey in a neighborhood west of Houston, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Evacuees make their way to dry land after leaving their homes that were inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A dog looks out from a crate as a family is evacuated by boat from their apartment, surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, Aug. 29, 2017, in Kingwood, Texas. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Evacuation residents from the Meyerland wait on an I-610 overpass for further help during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Tina Cross holds her dog Mitzy while being evacuated from her flooded home as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A man reaches to take a small dog from a rescue truck at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding in Houston, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following Tropical Storm Harvey. (Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Tina Cross puts on a jacket as her dog Mitzy sits her lap while being evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Pets belonging to evacuees sit in a crate at the Delco Center in east Austin, Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Red Cross says, if needed, they are prepared to handle 350 people in the Delco Center. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 24 dogs, 20 cats, and 5 birds have been registered and volunteers from the Austin Animal Center say they can handle approximately 20 more animals depending on size. (Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Joe Garcia, right, and his dog Heidi ride in Murphy Fire Department’s Todd Herrington’s boat after being rescued from his flooded home as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Belinda Penn holds her dogs Winston and Baxter after being rescued from their home as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Pets belonging to evacuees sit in a crate at the Delco Center in east Austin, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The Red Cross says, if needed, they are prepared to handle 350 people in the Delco Center. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 24 dogs, 20 cats, and 5 birds have been registered and volunteers from the Austin Animal Center say they can handle approximately 20 more animals depending on size.
(Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. (Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

John and Cathy Cservek hold their dogs Lacy and Iggy while being rescued from their home as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Joe Garcia carries his dog Heidi from his flooded home as he is rescued from rising floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the, “most terrifying event in his life,” when Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter there on Aug. 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Andrew White (L) helps a neighbor down a street after rescuing her from her home in his boat in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Naomi Coto carries Simba on her shoulders as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Pets belonging to evacuees sit in a crate at the Delco Center in east Austin, Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Red Cross says, if needed, they are prepared to handle 350 people in the Delco Center. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 24 dogs, 20 cats, and 5 birds have been registered and volunteers from the Austin Animal Center say they can handle approximately 20 more animals depending on size.
(Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Elma Moreno comforts her dog, Simon as they are loaded on to a trucks after being evacuated from their flooded apartment. (Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Felipe Grande removes his two dogs from his apartment at Bayou Parc at Oak Forest, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A family evacuates their Meyerland home in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling second-story homes, and authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops. (Photo: Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Sam Speights tries to hold back tears while holding his dogs and surveying the damage to his home in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Pets are evacuated from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas Aug. 27, 2017. (Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A woman carries her dog into a collector’s vintage military truck to evacuate from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas Aug. 27, 2017. (Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

People wait outside a funeral home to evacuate from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas Aug. 27, 2017. (Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Dogs owned by Sam Speights walk over their Hurricane Harvey damaged home, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

Volunteers and officers from the neiborhood security patrol help to rescue residents and their dogs in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Animals rescued in the aftermath of Harvey

A line forms to deliver rescued animals such as squirrels and birds to Austin Wildlife Rescue in east Austin Sunday, August 27, 2017. As Tropical Storm Harvey winds blow young and old squirrels out of the trees area residents bring the injured wildlife to the animal rescue center. (Photo: Stephen Spillman / for American Statesman)

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