Reporter photographs dogs left behind during Hurricane Harvey

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Ed Lavandera via Storyful

DICKINSON, Texas -- A heartbreaking photo shows two dogs left behind on a boat surrounded by flood waters during Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas, Sunday.

CNN reporter Ed Lavandera posted the photo to his Instagram account with the caption: "Two dogs left behind in a boat. Sadly a family had to evacuate their flooded neighborhood in Dickinson, #Texas without their dogs. Hope they're ok. #houston"

Lavandera said even though the photo seems grim, he believes the family has every intention of coming back to pick up their pups.

"I should add, I think the people have every intention of coming back to get the dogs. Food was left behind and i suspect it had to be a tough choice and that they will come back for them as soon as they can," he continued.