Abandoned dogs seen in heartbreaking Hurricane Harvey photo have been rescued

Alex Lasker

A reporter who posted a heartbreaking photo on Instagram showing two dogs that were left behind by a family fleeing Hurricane Harvey shared a happy update on Tuesday. 

CNN's Ed Lavandera captured the initial image of the two dogs, who were apparently abandoned by their owners in Dickinson, Texas, sitting in a boat on Monday. 

"Sadly a family had to evacuate their flooded neighborhood in Dickinson, #Texas without their dogs," Lavandera wrote at the time. "Hope they're ok. #houston"

Lavandera again took to the photo-sharing platform to update his followers that the dogs had, in fact, been rescued from the boat where he spotted them.

"UPDATE: Frankie & Bear are safe," Lavandera shared on Instagram. "The two dogs we saw sitting in a boat in a flooded neighborhood have been rescued! They're being cared for and the owners will reconnect them at some point."


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