Pets, too, need assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Here, Sam Speights tries to hold back tears while holding his dogs and surveying the damage to his home in Rockport, Texas.

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From firefighters performing water rescues to volunteers serving meals, dozens of Coloradans are now in Texas helping the survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Another way some Coloradans are helping out: pet rescues.

For people who've lost everything in a flood, escaping with their pets is a big deal, says Jim Boller with the animal rescue organization Code 3 Associates in Longmont.

"Their house has been demolished. All their family heirlooms have been lost in the disaster. But you're able to reunite them with their pet," he tells Colorado Matters. "It gives them a sense of normalcy."

Boller's team of about 30 will be at work in Houston by Wednesday morning.

More Photos: Pet Rescues in Harvey's Wake (via The Atlantic)