Photos: The evacuated pets of Harvey, companions in the storm

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As Texans by the thousands are rescued during Tropical Storm Harvey, striking images have emerged of evacuees with their beloved animals in tow, all making their way to safety.

Animals have provided comfort for those who have lost so much already, with long days of rebuilding ahead. There have also been some incredible rescues, like the good Samaritans who helped a woman save 21 dogs.

Some animals were not evacuated with their owners. The Humane Society of the United States is soliciting donations to care for animals lost and injured during the storm. Shelters in New Jersey are awaiting an airlift of more than 100 dogs being transferred from San Antonio to make room for storm-displaced animals.

Velma Pelt rests with her dog Pepper after being rescued from her home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange
Velma Pelt rests with her dog Pepper after being rescued from her home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Aug. 30. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)
A man carries his dog through flood water after being evacuated from the rising water following Hurricane Harvey in a neighborhood west of Houston, Texas
A man carries his dog through flood water in Houston on Aug. 30. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas
David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, on Aug. 30. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)
Jannett Martinez holds her cat Gigi as she rides a boat out of her neighborhood  Aug. 29. in Houston.
Jannett Martinez holds her cat Gigi as she rides a boat out of her neighborhood Aug. 29. in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
An evacuee holding two dogs reacts after his rescue by Texas National Guardsmen from severe flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Cypress Creek
An evacuee holding two dogs reacts after his rescue by Texas National Guardsmen from severe flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Cypress Creek, Houston on Aug. 28. (U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Martha Nigrelle/Handout via Reuters)
A family is evacuated by boat from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Houston
A family is evacuated by boat from Harvey floodwaters in Houston, Texas on August 29. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
Man is evacuated by boat with his dog from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Houston
A man is evacuated by boat with his dog in Houston on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground after evacuating her home due to floods caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston
A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground after evacuating her home due to floods caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in east Houston on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)
Dogs are seen in a kennel after being rescued from the flood waters of tropical storm Harvey in east Houston
Two dogs are seen in a kennel after being rescued from flood waters in east Houston, on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)
A family carries their belongings and a dog while evacuating flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston,
A family carries their belongings and a dog while evacuating in east Houston on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Andrees Latif)
Dog is rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place
A dog is rescued from the flood waters in Beaumont Place, Texas on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)
Joshua Garcia and Jesse Cardenas carry some rescued dogs into an evacuation center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding
Joshua Garcia (L) and Jesse Cardenas (R) carry some rescued dogs into an evacuation center in Bellaire, Texas on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Nick Oxford)
Scales and her dog wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place
Destyn Scales and her dog Dexter wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Texas on Aug. 28. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)
People wait outside a funeral home to evacuate from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson
People wait outside a funeral home to evacuate from flood waters in Dickinson, Texas August 27, 2017. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
Volunteers load pets into a collector's vintage military truck to evacuate them from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson
Volunteers load pets into a collector’s vintage military truck to evacuate them from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
A couple of evacuees carry their dogs into the the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding
A couple of evacuees carry their dogs into the the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Aug. 27. (Reuters/Nick Oxford)
FILE PHOTO: Residents are evacuated to Austin after losing their home to Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas
Julie, no last name given, holds her dog Pee-wee as they stand in line to be evacuated to Austin after losing their home to Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 26. (Reuters/Andrees Latif)