Teen And His Father Brave Hurricane Harvey To Rescue A Horse Trapped In The Floods

31/8/2017

Chance Ward and his 17-year-old son Rowdy are two of the thousands of Texans who have been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Source: Facebook/Chance Ward

However, the brave duois on a mission to save as many of the animals left behind and trapped in the storm, which is still causing torrentialand dangerous flooding.On August 28, Chance uploaded a video onto Facebook showing his son releasing a horse trapped inside a completely flooded pen. The water levels had risen so high that only the horse's head was above the water, meaning that the trapped mare was in serious danger.The amazing video of the brave men saving the animal's life has now been viewed over 11 million times and has been shared over 200,000.

 All animals were savedPosted by Chance Ward on Monday, 28 August 2017

Chance and his son have saved several animals and are continuing to go out whenever they can, putting their own lives at risk to help. The brave man described on Facebook:

There is a lot of sad out of this storm, but I look at the positive. [...] One of the greatest feelings in the world is having my best partner by my side. My 17-year-old son. [...] We make livestock our first priority, as I know many are helping people. Thanks to all the hands that help us today.

Source: Facebook/Chance Ward

Among the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, there have been so many stories of local residents doing all they can to help everyone affected, humans and animals alike, inspiring hope all over the country.To help animals left homeless by this disaster, you can open up your home to families with animals, contact local rescue associations if you see an abandoned animal or even take them in yourself if you can.You can also make a donation to local shelters to help them care for their increased demand.To make a donation to the Texas SPCA and help them continue their vital work in the area,click here.

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