Owners of Dogs Chained During Hurricane Harvey Face Arrest! [Blog Post]

dog tethered in rising flood waters

“The dog barked and barked as the water kept rising
until the water got high enough and the barks stopped.”

A police chief in Montgomery County, Texas warms owners that they face arrest if pets are left chained outdoors as Hurricane Harvey brings devastating rain and floods to the Gulf Coast along with 130-mile-an-hour winds. .

Roman Forest Police Department’s Chief Stephen Carlisle had watched a chained-up dog die during last year’s flooding..

Posted on the Roman Forest Police Department’s Facebook page:

“Last year” as Chief Carlisle was checking the level of water on FM1485, TxDOT crews were shutting down the San Jacinto East Fork Bridge and told him about a dog tied to a tree out of reach in the distance as the water was rising. The dog barked and barked as the water kept rising until the water got high enough and the barks stopped…

“I promise you, that I will hold anyone accountable that unlawfully restrains they're dog in extreme weather conditions,” Chief Carlisle warns. “Dogs are your family members too.”

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