Dogs and cats aren’t the only animals in need of help from the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.
As record-breaking rainfall from Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate parts of Texas, an aerial survey from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) revealed “thousands of cattle in various states of distress.”
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“While we know that thousands of pets and the people who care about them have been dealt a terrible blow by Hurricane Harvey, cattle are also suffering, and substantially so,” said Dr. Dickie Vest, senior medical director of the HSUS’ Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch.
According to the HSUS, the cows are at risk from three main factors:
- Lack of fresh water
- Limited access to food
- Stress from the environment
“At HSUS, we care about all animals, and that includes animals raised for food,” Dr. Vest said. “We know that farmers and ranchers are deeply concerned about the well-being of lost and stranded cattle, and we want to help them and to relieve the suffering of the animals to the greatest extent practicable.”
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