Even horses were left behind, their owners unable to return to them when the waters rose. Some ended up standing in sewage-filled water for so long, their infected skin had peeled off.
"The waters may be receding, but that has brought a flood of animals who are in dire need," Blackwood explains. "Abandoned, starving, injured and ill. The reality is, time is running out and Guardians of Rescue is working to beat that clock."