Last week's flooding of the Brazos River forced people out of their homes, sometimes before they could ensure that their animals were taken care of. A Houston, Texas news crew covering the flood encountered several animals left behind by evacuees, and stopped to rescue one dog that was chained to a porch with only her head above the rising water.
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"It could have been a matter of minutes or a matter of hours, but she wouldn't have lasted very much longer," said a Houston Humane Society employee who received the dog from the news crew. The dog was named Archer, in honor of Phil Archer, one of the reporters who rescued her.

"She's a total sweetheart that loves getting attention," the Houston Humane Society posted on its Facebook page. "We're giving her plenty of rest and relaxation and over the next few days our clinic will be keeping an eye on her."