30/08/2017 9:49 PM AEST | Updated 03/09/2017 1:14 AM AEST

10 Extraordinary Animal Rescues In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

All creatures great and small are being saved from the devastating fallout of Hurricane Harvey.

As well as helping more than 13,000 people to safety, rescuers across Texas have also plucked a plethora of animals out from the rising floodwaters.

Tear-jerking viral videos and photographs show bats, birds, cows, dogs, horses and pigs all being hauled to firmer ground.

Here are 10 of the most heartwarming rescue stories we’ve seen so far: