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Texans refuse to leave pets behind

People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. 


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People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home in Orange. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home in Orange. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home in Orange. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A man carries his dog through flood water after being evacuated from the rising water in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man carries his dog through flood water after being evacuated from the rising water in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man carries his dog through flood water after being evacuated from the rising water in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Velma Pelt rests with her dog Pepper after being rescued from her home in Orange. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Velma Pelt rests with her dog Pepper after being rescued from her home in Orange. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Velma Pelt rests with her dog Pepper after being rescued from her home in Orange. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising water of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. 

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People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising water of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising water of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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An evacuee holding two dogs reacts after his rescue by Texas National Guardsmen in Cypress Creek, Houston. 

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An evacuee holding two dogs reacts after his rescue by Texas National Guardsmen in Cypress Creek, Houston. U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Martha Nigrelle/via REUTERS

An evacuee holding two dogs reacts after his rescue by Texas National Guardsmen in Cypress Creek, Houston. U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Martha Nigrelle/via REUTERS
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A woman holds a carrier with her pet after being evacuated  in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A woman holds a carrier with her pet after being evacuated in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A woman holds a carrier with her pet after being evacuated in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A man carries a dog from a rescue boat in a neighborhood west of Houston. 

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A man carries a dog from a rescue boat in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man carries a dog from a rescue boat in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A family is evacuated by boat in Houston. 

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A family is evacuated by boat in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A family is evacuated by boat in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A man is evacuated by boat with his dog in Houston. 

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A man is evacuated by boat with his dog in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A man is evacuated by boat with his dog in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston. 



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A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A man holds his dog after being evacuated in Houston. 

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A man holds his dog after being evacuated in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A man holds his dog after being evacuated in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground after evacuating her home along Tidwell Road in east Houston. 

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A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground after evacuating her home along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground after evacuating her home along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A resident and his dog wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. 

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A resident and his dog wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A resident and his dog wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A dog is rescued from the flood waters in Beaumont Place. 

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A dog is rescued from the flood waters in Beaumont Place. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A dog is rescued from the flood waters in Beaumont Place. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A woman holds her dog after being evacuated in Houston. 

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A woman holds her dog after being evacuated in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A woman holds her dog after being evacuated in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Two dogs are seen in a kennel after being rescued from the flood waters in east Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Two dogs are seen in a kennel after being rescued from the flood waters in east Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Two dogs are seen in a kennel after being rescued from the flood waters in east Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Destyn Scales and her dog Dexter wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place. 

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Destyn Scales and her dog Dexter wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Destyn Scales and her dog Dexter wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Bentley, a 10 year old maltese, takes refuge with his owner in a school after they lost their home in Rockport. 


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Bentley, a 10 year old maltese, takes refuge with his owner in a school after they lost their home in Rockport. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Bentley, a 10 year old maltese, takes refuge with his owner in a school after they lost their home in Rockport. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A man and his dogs wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A man and his dogs wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A man and his dogs wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Julie holds her dog Pee-wee as they stand in line to be evacuated to Austin after losing their home in Rockport. 

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Julie holds her dog Pee-wee as they stand in line to be evacuated to Austin after losing their home in Rockport. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Julie holds her dog Pee-wee as they stand in line to be evacuated to Austin after losing their home in Rockport. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Kenneth and Minnie Bice prepare to sleep outside the M.O. Campbell Red Cross shelter in Aldine. Pets are not allowed inside so the two are sleeping on the portico with their cat and two dogs. 


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Kenneth and Minnie Bice prepare to sleep outside the M.O. Campbell Red Cross shelter in Aldine. Pets are not allowed inside so the two are sleeping on the portico with their cat and two dogs. REUTERS/Peter Henderson

Kenneth and Minnie Bice prepare to sleep outside the M.O. Campbell Red Cross shelter in Aldine. Pets are not allowed inside so the two are sleeping on the portico with their cat and two dogs. REUTERS/Peter Henderson
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