Milo and Princess strained against the pull of their chains to try to get closer to their rescuer.
"Milo and Princess were originally part of our community outreach program," Emily Walker, a volunteer with TAO, told The Dodo. "We were working with the family to get them neutered and spayed and off of their chains."
Then Hurricane Harvey barreled down on Houston, and TAO knew there would be a lot of work helping relocate needy animals left homeless by the storm. "Our team was about head to Houston, we could not leave not knowing the fates of these two," Walker said.