The group is hardly the only rescue organization that has leapt into the breach. Many groups, as well, as individuals are working together to help countless animals in desperate need.
"I'm just so amazed at the way people have stepped up," Perra adds. "We're getting such an outpouring from the public, from people who want to be volunteers."
And just as floodwaters have a way of hiding the horrors below, so too must they recede and reveal the long road to rebuilding that lies ahead.
Perra says the most important work is yet to come.